Today I'd like to discuss Henry L. Stimson.
Henry L. Stimson was born in 1867, and was 33 when the 19th century ended. Stimson was about 9 when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, and about 12 when Thomas Edison invented the electric light. Neither invention became commonplace until the 20th century. The horse was the primary mode of transportation during Stimson's first three decades, though trains were often used for long distances.
Henry L. Stimson died in 1950. By that time, telephones and electric lights were common place. As well as automobiles, motion pictures, radios, and airplanes. Television was just beginning to catch on.
That's all you need to know about Henry L. Stimson.
Oh, wait. There's a couple more things.
Henry L. Stimson served as Secretary of War between 1940 and 1945. In that capacity he was a leading proponent of the development of the atomic bomb.
Just think, a man who spent his first three decades in the horse-and-buggy era helped bring about the nuclear age.
What the hell did he think an A-bomb was anyway, a giant cannonball?