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Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg (March 22, 1884April 18, 1951) was a Republican Senator from the state of Michigan who participated in the creation of the United Nations. Arthur H. Vandenberg http://bioguide. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945 and now made up of 191 states. ...


Born and raised the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Vandenberg attended public schools there and studied law at the University of Michigan. He was a newpaper reporter, editor and publisher for the Grand Rapids Herald from 1906 to 1928. On March 31, 1928, he was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Woodbridge Nathan Ferris. In November 1928, he was elected for a full term and was subsequently reelected three times, in 1934, 1940, and 1946. In total, he served 23 years in the Senate until his death in 1951. Grand Rapids skyline Nickname: Furniture City Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ... University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a public coeducational university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Woodbridge Nathan Ferris (January 6, 1853 - March 23, 1928) was an educator and statesman from New York. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


On January 10, 1945, Vandenberg delivered a celebrated "speech heard round the world" in the Senate Chamber, announcing his conversion from isolationism to internationalism, or what now known as neoconservativism. In 1947, at the start of the Cold War, Vandenberg became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In that position, he cooperated with the Truman administration in forging bipartisan support for the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and NATO. January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Neoconservatism describes several distinct political ideologies which are considered new forms of conservatism. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... For the victim of Mt. ... The Truman Doctrine stated that the United States would support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. ... U.S. postage stamp issued 1997 honoring the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. ... The flag of NATO NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), sometimes called North Atlantic Alliance, Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, D.C., on April...


Married twice, he had three children. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Grand Rapids.

Senate portrait of Arthur H. Vandenberg
Senate portrait of Arthur H. Vandenberg

On September 14, 2004, a portrait of Vandenberg, along with one of Senator Robert F. Wagner, was unveiled in the Senate Reception room. The new portraits joined a group of distinguished former Senators, including Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, Robert M. La Follette, Sr., and Robert A. Taft. Portraits of this group of Senators, known as the "Famous Five", was unveiled on March 12, 1959. Download high resolution version (608x610, 144 KB)Arthur H. Vandenberg U.S. Senate portrait Source: U.S. Senate Art & History Details: Arthur H. Vandenberg by Michael Shane Neal Oil on canvas, 2004 Sight (oval) measurement Height: 25. ... Download high resolution version (608x610, 144 KB)Arthur H. Vandenberg U.S. Senate portrait Source: U.S. Senate Art & History Details: Arthur H. Vandenberg by Michael Shane Neal Oil on canvas, 2004 Sight (oval) measurement Height: 25. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Portrait of Robert F. Wagner in the U.S. Senate Reception Room Robert Ferdinand Wagner (8 June 1877–4 May 1953) was a U.S. Senator from New York. ... Henry Clay Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 in Hanover County, Virginia – June 29, 1852 in Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman and orator who served in both the House of Representatives and Senate. ... Daniel Webster Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was a United States Senator and Secretary of State. ... John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850), was a prominent United States politician in the first half of the 19th century. ... Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. ... Robert Alphonso Taft I (September 8, 1889 - July 31, 1953), of the Taft family political dynasty of Ohio, was a United States Senator and Presidential candidate in the United States Republican Party. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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External links

  • Time Magazine Cover - Arthur Vandenberg - 1939
  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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Arthur H. Vandenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (423 words)
Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg (March 22, 1884–April 18, 1951) was a Republican Senator from the state of Michigan who participated in the creation of the United Nations.
On January 10, 1945, Vandenberg delivered a celebrated "speech heard round the world" in the Senate Chamber, announcing his conversion from isolationism to internationalism, or what is now known as neoconservativism.
On September 14, 2004, a portrait of Vandenberg, along with one of Senator Robert F. Wagner, was unveiled in the Senate Reception room.
U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Historical Minutes > 1941-1963 > Arthur Vandenberg Dies (452 words)
The April 1951 death of Arthur H. Vandenberg removed from the Senate one of its undisputed twentieth-century giants.
Vandenberg served as editor and publisher of the Grand Rapids Herald from 1906 until 1928, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate.
In October 2000, the Senate formally recognized Arthur Vandenberg's singular contributions by agreeing to add his portrait image to the permanent gallery of outstanding former senators in the Senate Reception Room.
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