Harold E. Stassen, member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, 1945, was chosen to be the 4th Jacoby Lecturer at the University of Bridgeport in 1955.
During the process of planning the United Nations, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Harold Stassen, former governor of Minnesota, to represent the United States in those deliberations.
In late June 1945, the final charter was completed and signed by the member nations. One month later, in July 1945, the United States Senate voted to ratify it. Three months later, on October 24, 1945, after its ratification by the Big Four Powers and the prescribed parliamentary majority of member countries, the United Nations became official and, in commemoration, October 24 is observed as United Nations Day.