Pate, Maurice, 1894-

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Maurice Pate (1894-1965) was an international civil servant who devoted his career to improving the welfare of children, serving as the first Executive Director of UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) from 1947 to 1965. He also coordinated food relief operations for civilians, children, and prisoners of war during both world wars through his work with the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB), the American Relief Administration (ARA), as president of the Commission for Polish Relief (CPR), as Director of Relief to American and Allied Prisoners of War for the American Red Cross, and as a member of the Herbert Hoover World Food Survey.

From the description of Maurice Pate Papers, 1904-1985 (bulk 1945-1965) (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 156029339

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referencedIn UNICEF. Information Division. Miscellaneous records, 1951-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn UNICEF. Office of the Executive Director. Records, [ca. 1940-1984] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Pate, Maurice, 1894-. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [between 1961 and 1963]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Pate, Maurice, 1894-. Maurice Pate Papers, 1904-1985 (bulk 1945-1965) Princeton University Library
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associatedWith American Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith American Relief Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Commission for Relief in Belgium. corporateBody
associatedWith Pate, Martha Lucas. person
associatedWith Princeton University. Class of 1915. corporateBody
associatedWith UNICEF. corporateBody
associatedWith UNICEF. Information Division. corporateBody
associatedWith UNICEF. Office of the Executive Director. corporateBody
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World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief
Food relief, American
Humanitarian assistance, American
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief
World War, 1939-1945--Food supply
Child welfare--International cooperation
Economics--20th century
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Birth 1894-10-14

Death 1965-01-19

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