Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1928
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. Co-founder of WILPF.
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. 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.
 
Nominator:
Name:Ludwig Quidde
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1858
Year, Death:1941
Profession:Member of the German parliament. Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1927.
City:Munich
Country:GERMANY (DE)
 
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. Quidde also nominated Thomas Masaryk, but Addams was his primary choice. Quidde did not want the prize to be divided.
 

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