Edwin A. Locke, Jr., aide to President Harry S. Truman, June 1945


Photograph, portrait. Edwin A. Locke, Jr., President Harry S. Truman's personal representative to other governments, sitting at desk. Official Caption: "Rome, June 11, 1945--To represent U.S. President--[E]dwin A. Locke, Jr., has been appointed U.S. President Harry S. Truman's personal representative to other governments. He will succeed Donald M. Nelson to whom he has acted as assistant since 1940, when both were members of the U.S. Office of Production Management, predecessor of the U.S. War Production Board [WPB]. Mr. Nelson was head of the WPB until the summer of 1944. Mr. Locke has been designated to carry on the work of the economic mission in China established by Mr. Nelson.--PME photo--Serviced by Rome OWI (A list out). Approved by appropriate military authority." [No number]. Location unknown. 11 June 1945

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Items from the service of Isaac "Ike" Bethel Utley, who was born in Smith Mills, Kentucky on 3 March 1920. Ike enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 19 January 1942. He was shipped overseas to the European Theatre and worked with a supply division based out of the city of Naples with an office set up in a residential villa. Utley worked with the Office of War Information and used their photographs in news articles to inform soldiers of the progress of the war. At war's end, Utley returned stateside. A trunk full of over 800 photographs from the O.W.I. arrived on his doorstep from his office in Italy, sender unknown. This collection consists of those photographs.
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