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Robert Lansing Biography Robert Lansing (October 17, – October 30, ) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I, and then as United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from to Kindle Books Kindle Unlimited NEW! Prime Reading Bestsellers Kindle Daily Deal Kindle Monthly Deals Free Kindle Reading Apps Buy A Kindle Content and devices Kindle Support. On December 1, , President-elect Obama announced that Robert Gates would remain in his position as Secretary of Defense during his administration, reportedly for at least the first year of Obama's presidency.
Biographies of the Secretaries of State: His most important achievements included his oversight of U. During his tenure there, he became an authority on international law and represented the United States Government in many international hearings.
Lansing was also instrumental in founding the American Society of International Law inand in establishing the American Journal of International Law in He became Counselor of the Department of State in and served as ad interim Secretary of State in the Woodrow Wilson administration from June 9,until his appointment as Secretary of State on June 24, After leaving the Department of State, Lansing continued working in the field of international law in the Washington, D.
This influence only grew once Lansing became Secretary. While Secretary he was faced with the significant foreign policy challenges related to the U. Initially, Lansing advocated benevolent neutrality in the European conflict and strongly protested British blockades and contraband practices, while advocating for the principles of the freedom of the seas and the rights of neutral nations.
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Lansing eventually came to favor U.Robert Lansing was born in Watertown, New York in He became an attorney in and made his name as a US counsel in arbitration cases. An authority on international law, he became counsellor for the Department of State in Robert Lansing () Born: October 17, in Watertown, New York, United States Died: October 30, Occupation: Secretary of state As secretary of state during World War I, Robert Lansing was overshadowed by President Woodrow Wilson, .
On December 1, , President-elect Obama announced that Robert Gates would remain in his position as Secretary of Defense during his administration, reportedly for at least the first year of Obama's presidency.
Volume , 20th Century, World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam, Biography Print Version In Baldwin of the Times, historian Robert Davies  (Minnesota State Univ.–Moorhead) explores the life of one of the most influential American military correspondents of the twentieth century.
Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG (June 12, - January 14, ), British politician, was Foreign Secretary during World War II and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the s. He is remembered mainly for his role in the disastrous Suez Crisis in John Foster Dulles served on the War Industries Board during World War I and he was a U.S.
legal counsel at the Paris Peace Conference. Robert Lansing, the then-Secretary of State, recruited him to travel to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, ostensibly on .