Henry Stimson

Henry Stimson

(September 21, 1867 – October 20, 1950) lawyer, colonial official, statesman. Governor-General of the Philippines, 1927-29; Secretary of State and Secretary of War in various administrations.

August 10, 1926

The “false issue of independence” had made it impossible to perfect the system. On the contrary, said Quezon, he was more sure there must be

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August 22, 1926

The Governor-General thinks pure Malays (Filipinos) superior to pure Mexican Indians (Chihuahua and Sonora) in self-governing capabilities, but probably inferior to Porto Ricans and Cubans

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January 6, 1929

I said that what I would fear was that when the dilemma was presented between tariff against the Philippines on one side and independence on

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January 16, 1929

The consensus of their attitude was ‘If we are going to be subject to this kind of attack on our free trade, such as is

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March 7, 1929

The Cabinet and Staff came with Quezon and Roxas to the Palace to say good-by and go with us to the pier. Quezon brought a

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August 28, 1930

The opponents of Philippine imports being defeated thus twice in direct attacks lined up behind the independence movement and my next skirmish with them was

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February 10, 1932

The selfish interests which want to get rid of the Philippines so as to get rid of their competition . . . have got evidently

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December 14, 1941

While MacArthur seems to be putting up a strong defense, he is losing planes very fast and, with the sea cut off by the loss

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December 24, 1941

I received word this morning that Churchill was anxious for a talk with me on the subject of the Philippines, so I spent the first

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