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Document Details


Title: Francis O. Wilcox
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
Collection: Senate Oral History Project
Series: Item 4 of Series Francis O. Wilcox
Description: When the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 authorized the first professional staffs of Senate committees, Senators Arthur Vandenberg and Tom Connally jointly appointed Francis Wilcox to become the first chief of staff of the Foreign Relations Committee. His service corresponded with the beginning of the Cold War and the zenith of bipartisan foreign policy. During those years the committee dealt with such momentous issues as the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and formation of NATO. Wilcox devotes much of his oral history to discussing the forces and personalities that both facilitated bipartisanship and eventually unraveled it.
Extent: 27 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/wilcox_interview_4.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1984 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wilcox, Francis O.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Columbus Junction, IA; Iowa; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Chief of staff
Document date: 13-Apr-1984
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, VA; U.S. Congress. Senate; U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations; U.S. Department of State; United Nations
Historical events discussed: National Security Act, U.S., July 26, 1947
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: District of Columbia; Federal government; International relations; Law--United States; Legislative bodies--United States; Legislators--United States; National Security Act, U.S., July 26, 1947; North America; Oral history; U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, VA; U.S. Congress. Senate; U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations; U.S. Department of State; United Nations; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government
Topics discussed - Other terms: 80th Congress; Bipartisan
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022117-23129