William Sterling Cole (April 18, 1904 – March 15, 1987) was an American politician, lawyer and civil servant, who served as the first Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1957 to 1961. Before his appointment to the IAEA he was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.
William Sterling Cole
|1st Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency|
December 1, 1957 – November 30, 1961
|Succeeded by||Sigvard Eklund|
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
January 3, 1935 – December 1, 1957
|Preceded by||Gale H. Stalker|
|Succeeded by||Howard W. Robison|
|Constituency||37th district (1935–45)|
39th district (1945–53)
37th district (1953–57)
|Born||April 18, 1904|
Painted Post, New York
|Died||March 15, 1987 (aged 82)|
|Alma mater||Colgate University|
Albany Law School
A Republican, Cole was elected to Congress in 1934 and served from January 3, 1935, until his resignation on December 1, 1957. Cole voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. He resigned to become the first Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and remained at that post until 1961.
- United States Congress. "W. Sterling Cole (id: C000617)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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- A film clip "Longines Chronoscope with Sterling W Cole [Sic] is available at the Internet Archive
- W. Sterling Cole Papers, Cornell University