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Edward Stettinius, Jr.
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48th United States Secretary of State
In office
December 1, 1944 – June 27, 1945
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Preceded by Cordell Hull
Succeeded by James F. Byrnes
1st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
1945–1946
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Herschel Johnson (Acting)
Personal details
Born
Edward Reilly Stettinius, Jr.

October 22, 1900
Chicago, Illinois
Died October 31, 1949(1949-10-31) (aged 49)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Virginia Gordon Wallace
Children Edward R. "Ed" Stettinius, III
Wallace Stettinius
Joseph Stettinius
Alma mater University of Virginia
Profession Businessman

Edward Reilly Stettinius, Jr. (October 22, 1900 – October 31, 1949) was an American politician. He served as United States Secretary of State under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, serving from 1944 to 1945. He was also the first United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

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