Josephus Daniels Quotes

Without oil our Navy would be like painted ships upon a painted ocean.


Josephus Daniels
Josephus Daniels
  • Born: May 18, 1862
  • Died: January 15, 1948
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Josephus Daniels was a newspaper editor and publisher from North Carolina who became active in politics. A progressive Democrat, he was appointed by United States President Woodrow Wilson to serve as Secretary of the Navy during World War I. He became a close friend and supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as his Assistant Secretary of the Navy and later was elected as United States president. Roosevelt appointed Daniels as his Ambassador to Mexico, 1933-41.