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Josephus Daniels



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Statue of Josephus Daniels removed from Raleigh's Nash Square



NC State removes Josephus Daniels' name from building



Josephus Daniels statue removed from Nash Square in Raleigh

Josephus Daniels was a progressive Democrat, and newspaper editor and publisher from North Carolina who became active in politics. He was appointed by United States President Woodrow Wilson to serve as Secretary of the Navy during World War I. He became a close friend and supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as his Assistant Secretary of the Navy and later was elected as United States president. Roosevelt appointed Daniels as his Ambassador to Mexico, 1933-41.
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  • Personal 

  • Raleigh ''News and Observer'' 

  • Secretary of the Navy 

  • Later life 

  • Return to North Carolina 

  • Legacy and honors 

  • In fiction 

  • Selected works