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.
The earliest known inhabitants were prehistoric Indians who entered what is now northern Florida some 10,000 to 20,000 years ago.
'American Bandstand' hit the airwaves, and the Russians launched 'Sputnik'. 1957 was a year that saw the rise of Elvis and the post-World War II baby boom in the suburbs. Read about these and more in our list of 17 bits of nostalgia from 1957.