Bond was an influential figure in the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s, setting up the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was elected to represent the State of Georgia in the House of Representatives and the Senate throughout the 70s and 80s. He was then elected Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Spender was a Member of the Australian Parliament between 1937-1951. After which he became Australia’s Ambassador to the United States. He was then appointed to the International Court of Justice before becoming its President between 1964-1967.