Nomination Archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:22 - 1
Nominee 1:
Name:Benjamin Franklin Trueblood
Year, Birth:1847
Year, Death:1916
Profession:Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau. Secretary of the US Peace Society.
Nominee 2:
Name:Otto Umfrid
Year, Birth:1857
Year, Death:1920
Profession:Pastor. Chairman of the Stuttgart branch of the Deutsche Friedensgesellshcaft
Country:GERMANY (DE)
Motivation:Trueblood was secretary of the US Peace Society. Editor of the periodical "The Advocate of Peace". He wrote "The Federation of the World" and he translated Kant's "Zum ewigen Frieden" into English. Trueblood attended most international peace conferences and was a member of the Commission of the Peace Bureau. He organized two peace congresses held in the USA (Chicago 1893 and Boston 1904) and was a member of the International Law Association. Umfried was chairman of the Stuttgart Peace Society and vice-president of the German Peace Society. He worked hard to change the attitude of the German evangelical clergy towards peace. He wrote and published numerous articles on peace. His major work was "Europa den Europäern. Politische Ketzereien".
Name:Klas Pontus Arnoldson
Year, Birth:1844
Year, Death:1916
Profession:Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1908.
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
Comments: The nominator preferred a divided prize between Trueblood and Otto Umfrid. Most of the nominations in favor of Umfrid seemed to be based on a circular initiated by Alfred Hermann Fried. The nominators especially emphasized that Umfrid recently went blind and that he also had had to resign from office.

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