Daniels, Josephus

Daniels, Josephus
born May 18, 1862, Washington, N.C., U.S.
died Jan. 15, 1948, Raleigh, N.C.

U.S. editor, administrator, and diplomat.

He published a newspaper in Raleigh, N.C. (1885–1933), and became influential in the Democratic Party. In the 1912 presidential election he worked for the nomination of Woodrow Wilson; he later served as U.S. secretary of the navy (1913–21). As ambassador to Mexico (1933–44), Daniels improved relations between Mexico and the U.S. and became Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt's most trusted adviser on Mexican issues.

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▪ United States diplomat
born May 18, 1862, Washington, N.C., U.S.
died Jan. 15, 1948, Raleigh, N.C.
 U.S. editor, secretary of the U.S. Navy during World War I, and diplomat.

 Daniels was a newspaper publisher in Raleigh, N.C., and became influential in the Democratic Party. He worked for the nomination of Woodrow Wilson (Wilson, Woodrow) for the presidency in 1912 and, upon Wilson's election, was appointed secretary of the Navy, serving until 1921.

      In 1933 Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Roosevelt, Franklin D.) appointed Daniels ambassador to Mexico, a post he held until 1944. The appointment was controversial, because in 1914 the U.S. Navy had bombarded the Mexican port of Tampico and had blockaded Veracruz, actions the Mexicans deeply resented. Daniels made special efforts to demonstrate his friendship for the Mexican officials and people; he eventually won their confidence and became Roosevelt's most trusted adviser on issues affecting Mexico. When in 1938–39 Pres. Lázaro Cárdenas expropriated the properties of foreign oil corporations in Mexico, Daniels helped to prevent the incident from disrupting Mexican–U.S. relations.

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