List of leaders of the League of Nations

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The leaders of the League of Nations consisted of a Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General and a President of the Assembly selected from member states.

Secretaries General[edit]

No. Secretary General Took office Left office Time in office Country
1
Sir Eric Drummond
Drummond, EricSir Eric Drummond
(1876–1951)
1 August 19202 July 193312 years, 336 days United Kingdom
2
Joseph Avenol
Avenol, JosephJoseph Avenol
(1879–1952)
3 July 193331 August 19407 years, 59 days France
3
Seán Lester
Lester, SeánSeán Lester
(1888–1959)
31 August 194018 April 19465 years, 230 days Ireland

Under Secretaries General[edit]

Nation Name Term
 Italy Giacomo Paulucci di Calboli 1927–1932
 United Kingdom Francis Paul Walters

Presidents of the Assembly[edit]

Nation Name Term
 France Léon Bourgeois 1920
 Belgium Paul Hymans
1st time
1920–1921
 Netherlands Herman Adriaan van Karnebeek 1921–1922
 Chile Agustín Edwards 1922–1923
 Cuba Cosme de la Torriente y Peraza 1923–1924
  Switzerland Giuseppe Motta 1924–1925
 Canada Raoul Dandurand 1925–1926
 Portugal Afonso Costa 1926
 Yugoslavia Momčilo Ninčić 1926–1927
 Uruguay Alberto Guani 1927–1928
 Denmark Herluf Zahle 1928–1929
 El Salvador José Gustavo Guerrero 1929–1930
 Romania Nicolae Titulescu 1930–1932
 Belgium Paul Hymans
2nd time
1932–1933
 South Africa Charles Theodore Te Water 1933–1934
 Sweden Rickard Sandler 1934
 Mexico Francisco Castillo Nájera 1934–1935
 Czechoslovakia Edvard Beneš 1935–1936
 Argentina Carlos Saavedra Lamas 1936–1937
 Turkey Tevfik Rüştü Aras 1937–1937
 British India Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III 1937–1938
 Ireland Éamon de Valera 1938–1939
 Norway C. J. Hambro 1939–1946

References[edit]

  • Northedge, F. S. (1986) The League of Nations: Its Life and Times, 1920–1946 Holmes & Meier, New York, ISBN 0-7185-1316-9
  • Scott, George (1973) The Rise and Fall of the League of Nations Hutchinson & Co LTD, London, ISBN 0-09-117040-0