Stettinius, Edward R . (Reilly), Jr. (1900–1949), a United States industrialist and statesman. He was secretary of state under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944–45. Stettinius was born in Chicago. He attended the University of Virginia, 1919–24. After serving as vice president of General Motors Corporation and as chairman of the board of United States Steel Corporation, he became an adviser to the Council of National Defense in 1940. Stettinius was administrator of the Lend-Lease Program (1941–43), was appointed undersecretary of state in 1943, and succeeded Cordell Hull as secretary of state. In 1945 he became the United States representative to the United Nations.
Maryland was inhabited by Indians centuries before European settlement. The major tribes were the Piscataway in the west and the Nanticoke in the east, both of the Algonquian language family.
The turn of the century brought a new wave of optimism and amazing new technologies. It was also a time of unprecedented expansion in the railroad industry -- until World War I arrived.