Longtime American political leader Harold LeClaire Ickes is most closely associated with this president?s Administration.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Longtime American political leader Harold LeClaire Ickes is most closely associated with the Administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, serving as Secretary of the Interior from 1933 to 1946. Ickes was an outspoken opponent of big business and a strong supporter of conservation and comprehensive national planning. Nicknamed "Honest Harold? because of his scrupulous concern for the public interest and ferreting out of graft and corruption, Ickes also was director of the Public Works Administration from 1933 to 1939. Ickes — once president of the Chicago NAACP — and Eleanor Roosevelt were the New Deal?s staunchest advocates of civil rights. Ickes was born in Frankstown, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1874. He died on February 3, 1952. Ickes? son, Harold, served as a senior advisor in the Clinton Administration.
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