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Emil Sandstrom 1950-59

Emil Sandstrom, who succeeded Count Folke Bernadotte as President of theSwedish Red Cross,was a Swedish Supreme Court judge who also sat on the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague.

Under his leadership, the League's humanitarian efforts increased considerably, especially in international relief and medico-socio activities.

Born in 1886 in Nykoping, Sweden, Sandstrom used his talents as a mediator were used by the United Nations and other institutions. In 1947, he was a member of the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine.

Sandstrom's Red Cross career, which started in 1939 when he became a member of the Swedish Red Cross's council, was devoted to both domestic and international affairs. He was credited with playing an eminent role in the League's destiny.

Emil Sandstrom

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