International: Ed & His Friends

Beyond all doubt, Ed Stettinius knew how to run his railroad. Some of the San Francisco delegates wondered whether he knew exactly where he was going. But he got full marks for speed and efficiency; he made the rest of the U.S. delegation feel that they were in on the doings; and on occasion he even broke into warm, human rage.

The biggest testimony to his early success at the conference was a perceptible change in the kind of things people said about him. When he arrived in San Francisco, some of his own associates were asking each other how long he...

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