NNDB
This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for
America First Committee

ORGANIZATION

Grassroots antiwar organization founded in 1939 at Yale. Over the next two years, the AFC grew to a membership of 800,000. The group dissolved two days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Founding Date:
1939

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Journalist
26-Jan-1871 15-Nov-1958 The Great American Fraud
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
Chester Bowles
Politician
5-Apr-1901 25-May-1986 Governor of Connecticut, 1949-51
William F. Buckley
Columnist
24-Nov-1925 27-Feb-2008 National Review
Anton J. Carlson
Biologist
29-Jan-1875 2-Sep-1956 The Machinery of the Body
Irvin S. Cobb
Author
23-Jun-1876 10-Mar-1944 Old Judge Priest
Barber Conable
Politician
2-Nov-1922 30-Nov-2003 World Bank President, Congressman
Father Charles Coughlin
Religion
25-Oct-1891 27-Oct-1979 Radio opponent of FDR
e. e. cummings
Poet
14-Oct-1894 3-Sep-1962 Majuscule-challenged American poet
Walt Disney
Business
5-Dec-1901 15-Dec-1966 Founder of Disney empire
Hamilton Fish III
Politician
7-Dec-1888 18-Jan-1991 Congressman from New York, 1920-45
John T. Flynn
Journalist
25-Oct-1882 13-Apr-1964 The Roosevelt Myth
Gerald Ford
Head of State
14-Jul-1913 26-Dec-2006 38th US President, 1974-77
Henry Ford
Business
30-Jul-1863 7-Apr-1947 Founder of Ford Motors
Lillian Gish
Actor
14-Oct-1893 27-Feb-1993 Silent film actress, director
Herbert Hoover
Head of State
10-Aug-1874 20-Oct-1964 31st US President, 1929-33
Laura Ingalls
Aviator
14-Dec-1893 10-Jan-1967 Aviatrix and Nazi sympathizer
John F. Kennedy
Head of State
29-May-1917 22-Nov-1963 35th US President, 1961-63
Robert M. La Follette, Jr.
Politician
6-Feb-1895 24-Feb-1953 US Senator, committed suicide
Sinclair Lewis
Novelist
7-Feb-1885 10-Jan-1951 Arrowsmith and Elmer Gantry
Charles Lindbergh
Aviator
4-Feb-1902 26-Aug-1974 Transatlantic soloist
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Socialite
12-Feb-1884 20-Feb-1980 The Other Washington Monument
Frank O. Lowden
Politician
26-Jan-1861 20-Mar-1943 Governor of Illinois, 1917-21
Pat Manion
Radio Personality
1896 1979 Manion Forum
Robert McCormick
Business
30-Jul-1880 1-Apr-1955 Xenophobe in the Tribune Tower
Gerald P. Nye
Politician
19-Dec-1892 17-Jul-1971 US Senator from North Dakota, 1925-45
David A. Reed
Politician
21-Dec-1880 10-Feb-1953 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1922-35
William H. Regnery
Business
12-Oct-1877 c. 1954 America First Committee
Eddie Rickenbacker
Aviator
8-Oct-1890 23-Jul-1973 Flying ace shot down 22 planes in WWI
William Saroyan
Author
31-Aug-1908 18-May-1981 The Time of Your Life
Sargent Shriver
Activist
9-Nov-1915 18-Jan-2011 First Director of the Peace Corps
Potter Stewart
Judge
23-Jan-1915 7-Dec-1985 US Supreme Court Justice, 1958-81
Robert A. Taft
Politician
8-Sep-1889 31-Jul-1953 US Senator from Ohio, 1939-53
Norman Thomas
Activist
20-Nov-1884 19-Dec-1968 American Socialist Party
James E. Van Zandt
Politician
18-Dec-1898 6-Jan-1986 Congressman from Pennsylvania
Gore Vidal
Author
3-Oct-1925 31-Jul-2012 Visit to a Small Planet
Burton K. Wheeler
Politician
27-Feb-1882 6-Jan-1975 US Senator from Montana, 1923-47
Robert E. Wood
Business
13-Jun-1879 6-Nov-1969 Chairman of Sears, 1939-54
Frank Lloyd Wright
Architect
8-Jun-1867 9-Apr-1959 Fallingwater


Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile



Copyright ©2013 Soylent Communications

NNDB MAPPER


Founding Fathers


Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.


Bibliographies

NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.