THE CABINET: Better Equipped

Henry Lewis Stimson is the sixth Secretary of State in the last quarter century to go traveling out of the U. S. For the first 117 years of the country's history Secretaries of State stayed at home, conducted all foreign negotiations from the nation's capital. First to break this tradition was Elihu Root who attended a Pan-American Conference at Rio de Janeiro in 1906. Philander Chase Knox six years later toured Central and South America to soothe Latin suspicions of "dollar diplomacy." Robert Lansing attended the Paris peace conference in 1919, Charles...

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