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HAROLD L. ICKES - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CIRCA 1945 - DOCUMENT 293498

 

HAROLD L. ICKES
Photo signed as Secretary of the Interior, a post he held longer than anyone in history, affixed to a page with the 1945 transmittal letter from the Department
Photograph signed: "Harold L. Ickes" as Secretary of the Interior. B/w, 5½x8. Affixed at top to an 8½x11 page which also bears a transmittal letter from the Department of the Interior dated July 24, 1945. Harold L. Ickes (1874-1952), a Chicago journalist, lawyer and civic reformer, was local head of the NAACP. Originally a progressive Republican, he headed the Presidential campaign of Senator Hiram Johnson in 1924. Named by President Franklin Roosevelt as Secretary of the Interior, he served in that office throughout FDR's terms and into Truman's (1933-1946), the longest tenure of any Interior Secretary in history. In that office he oversaw much of the New Deal program. His son, Harold M. Ickes, also a veteran political activist, was Deputy Chief of Staff in the Clinton administration. From the private collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009). Ward, a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, who went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Adhesive on bottom verso (affixing photograph to page). Slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.


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HAROLD L. ICKES
Born: March 15, 1874 in Frankstown, Pennsylvania
Died: February 3, 1952 in Washington, District of Columbia




Film Credits
1997 The Fifties (Other), 1959 Project XX (Other), 1939 World Leaders on Peace and Democracy (in person), 1939 Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial Concert (in person)


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