Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nomination Database for the
Nobel Peace Prize, 1901-1956

Year Nominator Nominee(s) Motivation  
1931 Hall Colcord Colcord actively promoted US membership in the League of Nations and the International Court of Arbitration. He also furthered American participation in drafting the Briand-Kellogg Pact. Show »
1931 Mez Addams Addams was the co-founder and president of the Women's Peace Party (1915). In 1915 she attended the Women's Peace Conference at The Hague, and she was elected president of the International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace. After the conference Addams and several of the delegates went on a peace mission to the European political leaders and to the American president. Addams was elected president of the newly formed Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) at the second Women's Peace Conference in 1919. She presided over the 4th regular peace conference held by the WILPF in Washington in 1924. It adopted a manifesto stating that civilization can only be rebuilt on international justice, renouncing the Treaty of Versailles. It furthermore demanded democratic control over foreign policy, social peace and a stronger international organization. Show »
1931 Mez Jordan Jordan was a well-known natural scientist. Inspired by social-darwinism, he considered war to be the greatest threat to the human race in that it caused a "reversal of selection". He therefore advocated peace and pacifism. Jordan was a member of commissions on US-Canadian relations (1896-1911). He presided over the World Peace Foundation (1909-1911), and served as an unofficial consultant for the US-Mexican commission that tried to solve the dispute between the two (1916). Jordan was vice-president of the World Peace Conference at The Hague in 1913 and for a similar congress in San Fransisco (1915). He also served as vice-president or executive member of several peace organizations, and he was a well-known lecturer both in the USA and abroad. Among his major works were "The Blood of the Nation" (1902), "The Human Harvest" (1907), "War and Waste" (1913), "Annexation and Conquest" (1916). Show »
1933 Mez Angell (Lane) Angell advocated peace, pacifism and international understanding. He had written "The Great Illusion" (1910), in which he claimed that it was an illusion that war could be profitable to a nation, and he maintained that this illusion was going to lead Europe into a state of war. Angell also wrote "America and The New World-State"(1912), "The World's Highway" (1916) and several other works. "The Unseen Assassins" (1932) described nationalism as the greatest threat to world peace. Show »
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