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Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950

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Personal name headingStimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950
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Variant(s)Stimson, Henry Lewis, 1867-1950
Stimson, Genri L., 1867-1950
See alsoOfficer of: Manhattan Project (U.S.)
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Other standard no.0000000108007897
Birth date1867-09-21
Death date1950-10-20
AffiliationUnited States. War Department
United States. Department of State
United States. War Department
Found inHis Kyokutō no kiki, 1936: cover (Henry L. Stimson)
Dalʹnevostochnyĭ krizis, 1938: t.p. (Genri L. Stimson)
Wikipedia, 10 August 2017 (Henry Lewis Stimson (September 21, 1867-October 20, 1950) was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican Party politician and spokesman on foreign policy. He served as Secretary of War (1911-1913) under Republican William Howard Taft, and as Governor-General of the Philippines (1927-1929). As Secretary of State (1929-1933) under Republican President Herbert Hoover, he articulated the Stimson Doctrine which announced American opposition to Japanese expansion in Asia. He again served as Secretary of War (1940-1945) under Democrats Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, and was a leading hawk calling for war against Germany. During World War II he took charge of raising and training 13 million soldiers and airmen, supervised the spending of a third of the nation's GDP on the Army and the Air Forces, helped formulate military strategy, and oversaw the Manhattan Project, which built the first atomic bombs, and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.)
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