Nomination Archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1916
Number:1 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name:Jane Addams
Gender:F
Year, Birth:1860
Year, Death:1935
Profession:Social reformer and pacifist. Author. Leader of the American settlement house movement.
City:Chicago
State:IL
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1931
 
Motivation: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.
 
Nominator:
Name:Samuel Train Dutton
Gender:M
Profession:Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
City:New York
State:NY
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
 
Comments: Addams founded several settlement houses, most notably Hull House in Chicago. Her aim was to improve the living conditions of immigrants and working class people through educational and philantropic activities.
 

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