About Henry L. Stimson

Henry L. Stimson served as Secretary of War under William Howard Taft, Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman, as well as Secretary of State under Herbert Hoover.  We take our name from him because of his lifelong support for pragmatic idealism and nonpartisan internationalism in US foreign policy. 

Stimson believed in international cooperation as well as a strong US defense policy.  He saw democracy and freedom around the world as the best guarantors of peace.  And he held firmly to the notion that progress toward peace was possible through practical steps and a strong US global role.