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Davies, Joseph E.
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Lucinda Barnhart, August 2004
Joseph E. Davies was born in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin on November 29, 1876. His major political achievements include Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in 1915-1916, economic advisor to President Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference after World War I, and member of Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Delta Chi. From 1936-1938, Davies, a lawyer by trade, was the United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union and the Ambassador to Belgium and United States Minister to Luxembourg from 1938-1939. Davies died May 9, 1958 and is entombed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
This collection consists of a commencement address delivered at Indiana University, May 10, 1942. The speech addresses World War II and Davies discusses the causes of the war, the objectives of the enemy, and the character of the challenge Americans face.
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1942. Commencement speech delivered at Indiana University, May 10, 1942.
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1942
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None