U.S. Labor Secretary Lewis B. Schwellenbach, 1945


Photograph, portrait. U.S. Labor Secretary Lewis B. Schwellenbach. Official Caption: [damaged] "Rome, 6/5/45--New U.S. Labor Secretary--U.S. District Court Judge Lewis B. Schwellenbach. . . Secretary of Labor by President Harry S. Truman in Washington, U.S. capital, on May 23, 1945, succeeds Mrs. Francis Perkins who resigned from the cabinet post. Mr. Schevilenbach, who is 50 years old and a resident of the northwest coast state of Washington, was a member of the Senate from 1934 to 1940, when he became a District Court Judge. A member of the Democratic party, he was an ardent supporter of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt's progressive legislative programs. His public record has clearly established him as a champion of the underprivileged and a spokesman of broad and enlightened international cooperation.--PHE photo--Serviced by Rome OWI (A List out). Approved by appropriate military authority. 6580." Location unknown. 5 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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