N.C. State professor Lee Craig discusses his biography of Josephus Daniels
N.C. State's Lee Craig discusses Josephus Daniels' impact as U.S. Navy secretary
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.