Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1913
Number:37 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name:William Howard Taft
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1857
Year, Death:1930
Profession:Jurist. President of the USA (1909-1913)
City:Washington, DC
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
 
Motivation:Promoted international law and arbitration. Initiated arbitration treaties between the US and Great Britain and France, but despite his efforts these were not concluded. Advocated peace and cooperation during his presidency(1909-1913).
 
Nominator:
Name:Henri Marie La Fontaine
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1854
Year, Death:1943
Profession:Member of the Belgian parliament
University:Free University of Brussels
City:Brussels
Country:BELGIUM (BE)
 
Comments: La Fontaine nominated both Taft and Léon Bourgeois for the prize for 1913, the former being his primary choice.