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Price, Byron (25 March 1891–06 August 1981), journalist, director of the U.S. Office of Censorship, and assistant secretary general of the United Nations, was born in Topeka, Indiana, the son of John Price and Emaline P. Barnes, farmers. He received a B.A. in English from Wabash College in Crawfordsville in 1912. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa....


Smith, Walter Bedell (05 October 1895–09 August 1961), military officer, ambassador, and government official, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of William Long Smith and Ida Francis Bedell, who earned a comfortable living as silk buyers. A relative had fought in every American war since the Revolution, and all that Bedell, as he was called from childhood, ever wanted to be was an army officer. An exceptionally bright but indifferent student who trained as a machinist at vocational high school, he lacked the influence to secure an appointment to West Point. The day he turned sixteen, therefore, Smith enlisted in the Indiana National Guard. Within a year he was made company sergeant, and in 1916 he accompanied the expedition to Mexico....


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Wadsworth, James Jeremiah (12 June 1905–13 March 1984), legislator, bureaucrat, and diplomat, was born in Groveland, New York, the son of James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr., a farmer and politician, and Alice Hay. Like his father, Wadsworth attended Fay School, St. Mark’s School, and Yale University, from which he received an A.B. in 1926. In 1927 he married Harty Tilton of New York. They had one child....