Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1919
Number:10 - 4
 
Nominee:
Name:Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1856
Year, Death:1924
Profession:President (1913-1921).
City:Washington, DC
State:DC
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1919
 
Motivation:Wilson advocated international law and arbitration. In January 1917 he had made an unsuccessful attempt to persuade the belligerents to end the war, calling for a "peace without victory". After the USA had entered the war, Wilson outlined his view on a post-war settlement through his "Fourteen points". These became the guiding principles for the Paris Peace Conference (1919-20), and included the establishment of the League of Nations. However, Wilson failed to obtain ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, and the USA did not join the League of Nations.
 
Nominator:
Name:Lassa Francis Lawrence Oppenheim
Gender:M
Profession:Professor of International Law. Member of the Institute of International Law.
University:University of Cambridge
City:Cambridge
Country:UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
 
Comments: In 1920 Wilson received the reserved prize for 1919.
 

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