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Linda J. Lear
George Washington University (Washington, DC 20052-0001)

A Political Biography of Harold L. Ickes

To complete a political biography of Harold L. Ickes (1874-1933) who spent 40 years as an energetic progressive reformer in Chicago and who became Secretary of Interior in 1933. Ickes was a central figure in the political and social controversies of the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. He was a fierce opponent of political corruption, a man of immense ambition and ego, and a highly skilled scrupulously honest administrator. This biography will make a major contribution to our understanding of the motives and goals of political reform.

Project fields:
American Literature

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1975 – 8/31/1975