Cotton, Joseph P. - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 1922
Politician and lawyer who served as the United States Under Secretary of State from 1929 until his death in 1931. In New York, he worked as a prominent lawyer and in 1907 became a member of the law firm Cravath, Henderson and De Gersdorff. In 1915, he went to Washington to work as a federal attorney for the Alaskan Railway Commission. He became a law partner of William Gibbs McAdoo in 1919 and founded the firm of McAdoo, Cotton & Franklin. He also served as the Chief of the US Food Administration's Meat Division where he became friends with President Herbert Hoover who then served as the head of the United States Food Administration.
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