Virginia Gildersleeve


Virginia Gildersleeve born New York, NY October 3, 1877 (d. 1965). Internationalist; historian; dean of Barnard College. Early promoter of League of Nations; helped draft UN charter and UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Drafted Preamble of UN Charter, "We the peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which in our time has brought untold sorrow to mankind. . . "


"In the right sort of patriotism lies the hope of the world. . . Let us teach them not to hate, not wish to harm or dominate other peoples, but to love their own land and to help her play her part as a good citizen of the world." (Feb. 22, 1918, Memoirs p. 124; photo