Hackworth, Green Haywood, 1883-1973

Alternative names
Birth 1883-01-23
Death 1973-06-24

Biographical notes:

Jurist and lawyer; died 1973.

From the description of Papers of Green Haywood Hackworth, 1912-1973 (bulk 1944-1945). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062442

Biographical Note

  • 1883, Jan. 23: Born, Prestonsburg, Ky.
  • 1905: B.A., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.
  • 1908: Married Clara E. Christy
  • 1912: LL.B., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1918: Appointed assistant solicitor, Department of State
  • 1922 - 1946 : Counsel for the United States before the International Joint Commission under the terms of the Boundary Water Treaty of 1909 between the United States and Great Britain
  • 1923: Went to Lausanne, Switzerland, to assist the United States delegation in drafting treaties of extradition and of friendship and commercial intercourse with Turkey
  • 1925: Became solicitor, Department of State
  • 1930: United States delegate to the Conference for the Codification of International Law, held at the Hague, the Netherlands
  • 1931 - 1946 : Legal adviser, Department of State
  • 1937: Appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the additional post of United States member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, the Netherlands
  • 1938: United States delegate to the eighth International Conference of American States, Lima, Peru
  • 1940: United States delegate to the eighth American Scientific Congress, Washington, D.C. Author of Digest of International Law. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 8 vols.
  • 1943: Accompanied Secretary of State Cordell Hull to the Moscow Conference, Moscow, USSR
  • 1944: Member, American delegation at the Dumbarton Oaks Conference on international organization, Washington, D.C.
  • 1945: Adviser to Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius at the Mexico City Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, at which the Act of Chapultepec was signed Chairman, United Nations committee of jurists, meeting in Washington, D.C., which framed the tentative statue for the International Court of Justice under the United Nations Charter Adviser to United States delegation at the United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1946: Senior adviser to the United States delegation at the London Conference, London, England Elected member, International Court of Justice
  • 1955 - 1958 : Elected president, International Court of Justice
  • 1973, June 27: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Green Haywood Hackworth Papers, 1912-1973, (bulk 1944-1945), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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