Dumbarton Oaks Microsite


At the meetings officially known as the “Washington Conversations on International Organization, Dumbarton Oaks,” delegations from China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States deliberated over proposals for the establishment of an organization to maintain peace and security in the world. The chairs of the respective delegations were Andrei Gromyko (1909–1989), the Soviet ambassador to the United States; Cordell Hull (1871–1955), the U.S. secretary of state; Wellington Koo (1887–1985), the Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom; and Edward Wood, the earl of Halifax (1872–1959), the British ambassador to the United States, each of whom chaired his respective delegation.