April 14, 1944
US Representative Pete Jarman spoke for the United States at the celebration of Pan American Day in Santiago, Chile. A native of Greensboro and longtime member of the Alabama National Guard, Jarman represented Alabama’s Sixth district for six terms and was a senior member on Foreign Affairs Committee from 1939 to 1947. Through the Foreign Affairs Committee, he travelled extensively around the world inspecting naval bases, investigating intelligence efforts, and representing the United States at conferences. In 1949, Pres. Harry Truman nominated Jarman as US Ambassador to Australia, where he helped negotiate a mutual defense treaty between the United States, Australia, and New Zealand during the Korean War.