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Proclamation 3104—Death of Cordell Hull

July 23, 1955

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas, on this 23rd day of July 1955, death and the peace of God have come to Cordell Hull, who served as Secretary of State of the United States from 1933 to 1944; and

Whereas his death has brought to an end a distinguished public career as a lawyer and judge, as an officer of the Army, as a member of the Legislature of the State of Tennessee and of the two Houses of the Congress of the United States, as Secretary of State, and as an American representative in the council chambers of the world; and

Whereas his life was honored and his death is mourned by millions of men at home and in the far places of the earth by reason of his integrity of purpose, his high sense of obligation, and his long and fruitful labors in the cause of peace;

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby direct that the appropriate officials arrange for the display of the national flag at half staff on all Government buildings of the United States until the interment of Cordell Hull, in solemn tribute to this great American statesman. I also direct that for the same length of time the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at half staff over their embassies, legations, and consular offices.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this 23rd day of July in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and fifty-five and of the independence of the United States of America the One Hundred Eightieth.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3104—Death of Cordell Hull Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307282

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