Cordell Hull, Henry Wallace, John W. McCormack

Breaking historical precedent as the first cabinet member ever to address Congress, Secretary of State Cordell Hull explains the import of Moscow Conference on Nov. 18, 1943 at a joint session of both houses in Washington. At Moscow in October of 1943, Hull, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden of Great Britain, Vice Premier Molovov of the Soviet Union, and Foo Ting-Sheung, ambassador from China to the USSR, met with other leaders to map and sign the historic Moscow Pact. Upper left is Vice President Henry Wallace; lower left Rep. John W. McCormack (D-Mass), and behind Secretary Hull is Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)