Helen Gahagan Douglas


Helen Gahagan Douglas born Boonton, NJ November 25, 1900 (d. 1980). US Delegate to UN General Assembly, 1946; Calif. Representative on House Foreign Affairs; resisted Cold War and HUAC; Honorary Co-Chair of WILPF; promoted UN control of nuclear weapons; helped write Marshall Plan.


"The air needs to be cleared of suspicion and doubt and fear. . . What we need now in the world is friends." (postwar speech to Congress, in A Full Life, p. 214; photo US govt. wiki pd)