Who was chairman of the America First Committee?

The chairman of the America First Committee formed in 1940 to oppose U.S. intervention in World War II was Robert E. Wood, head of Sears, Roebuck.

America First’s most famous spokesman, however, was aviator Charles A. Lindbergh.

Some committee members expressed sympathy for Nazi ideology; Lindbergh had visited Nazi Germany and accepted a medal from Hermann Goering in 1938.

Other America Firsters argued more narrowly that neutrality was safer for the U.S. than military intervention.

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