James Byrnes

SurnameByrnes
Given NameJames
Born2 May 1882
Died9 Apr 1972
CountryUnited States
CategoryGovernment
GenderMale

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3 Jul 1945 US Senator James F. Byrnes succeeded Edward Stettinius, Jr. as the US Secretary of State.
11 Aug 1945 US Secretary of State James Byrnes ordered Ambassador W. Averell Harriman in Moscow, Russia to prevent the inclusion of the Inner Mongolia region of China in the borders of an independent Mongolia. The indpendence of the Soviet puppet state of Mongolian People's Republic from China was an issue Joseph Stalin was aiming to achieve in the Sino-Soviet Friendship Treaty which was in the process of being drafted.
11 Aug 1945 US Secretary of State James Byrnes rejected the Japanese surrender terms offered on the previous day, citing the refusal for any Japanese preconditions. Meanwhile, American aircraft continued conventional bombing of Japanese cities.
19 Aug 1945 US Secretary of State James Byrnes declared that Thailand was "not an enemy but as a country to be liberated from the enemy", in response to Regent Pridi Phanomyong's declaration that Thailand's participation in WW2 was unconstitutional.

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US President Harry Truman, Secretary of State James Byrnes, and Captain James Foskett aboard USS Augusta, 11 Jul 1945US President Harry Truman, Secretary of State James Byrnes, and Captain James Foskett aboard USS Augusta, 11 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 2US Secretary of State James Byrnes, President Harry Truman, and Admiral William Leahy meeting aboard USS Augusta, 12 Jul 1945Henry Stimson and James Byrnes, Gatow Airfield, Berlin, Germany, 15 Jul 1945
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US President Harry Truman, Secretary of State James Byrnes, and Captain James Foskett aboard USS Augusta, 11 Jul 1945
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