Marietta Peabody Tree , delegate to the United Nations spoke at UB in 1968.
In 1961, she was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to serve on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights under Adlai Stevenson, the head of the U.S. delegation. She remained at the UN until 1967, at several posts, including a delegate to the Trusteeship Council.
Mrs. Tree was born to a prominent New England family in Lawrence Massachusetts. Her father was minister of St. Paul’s Church in Chestnut Hill, and one of her brothers, Endicott, became Governor of Massachusetts. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in political science. Her second husband, Ronald Tree was a former Conservative member of the British Parliament.
After her work at the UN, from 1968-1980 she became manager of the New York office of Llewelyn-Davies Associates, a British organization involved in city planning. While there she worked on a slum rehabilitation project in Manila and consulted on projects in Hong Kong, Borneo, Beirut and elsewhere.