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Patrick Hurley     $15.00
Patrick Hurley
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Patrick Hurley,began his carreer as an attorney in Oklahoma in 1908.  He served as a colonel during World War I in the American Expeditionary Force.  Following the war, Hurley attended George Washington University.  In 1929, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of War by Herbert Hoover.  After the death of James W. Good, Hurlet was appointed to the positon of Secretary of War.  Hurley served in the Presidential cabinet of Herbert Hoover until 1933.

Hurley directed the military confrontation with the Bonus Armey in 1932.  He also dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 1932 at Arlington National Cemetery.  He later served as minister to New Zealand in 1942, and ambassador to China from 1944 throgh 1945.  During his career as an ambassador, he served as the peronal envoy of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Hurley flew to Russia, becoming the first American to receive permission to visit the Eastern Front.He also visited leaders of the Middle East, including David Ben-Gurion, the leader of Israel.  Unfortunately, his appraisal of Ben-Gurion was not favorable and his reports to Franklind D. Roosevelt about Zionism and Ben-Gurion was negative.

This Patrick Hurley autograph reproduction would look great in an album or framed display.


Patrick Hurley    

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