Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Carlos Saavedra Lamas, (1878-1959), Argentina, Nobel Peace Price, 1936. In a dual career as a distinguished professor of law and political leader, Carlos Saavedra Lamas earned the Nobel Prize
through his "espousal of an Antiwar Pact born in Latin America
and submitted to the League of Nations, as well as for his work
in the League of Nations". Saavedra Lamas had served Argentina in
a number of important posts from 1906-32, sponsoring legislation
that clarified policies on water rights, agriculture,
immigration, and finances. His international prominence began in
1932 when, as foreign minister, he succeeded in ending the Chaco
War between Paraguay and Bolivia. He also developed the
foundation for and presented the South American Antiwar Pact
first to the American nations and later to the League of Nations.
He was President of the League in 1936.