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Document Details


Title: Lincoln Gordon
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Harry S Truman Museum and Library
Collection: Truman Library Oral History Program
Series: Item 1 of Series Lincoln Gordan
Description: Program vice chairman, Requirements Committee, War Production Board, 1945; director, Bureau of Reconversion Priorities, Civilian Production Administration, 1945-46; consultant to the U.S. Representative on the U.N. Atomic Energy Commission, 1946; consultant, Army and Navy Munitions Board, 1947; consultant in the U.S. Department of State working on the Marshall plan, 1947, and with the European Cooperation Administration, 1948; director of the Program Division, Office of E.C.A. special representative in Europe, 1949-50; economic adviser to Averell Harriman, special assistant to the President, 1950 51; assistant director for Mutual Security Agency, 1951-52; and chief of M.S.A. mission to the United Kingdom and minister for economic affairs in United States Embassy, London, 1952-55. Later U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, 1961-66, and assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs, 1966-67.
Extent: 170 pages
URL: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/gordonl.htm#oh1
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gordon, Lincoln, 1913-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1913
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Diplomat; Government official
Age at speaking: 62
Document location: Washington, DC
Document date: 17-Jul-1975
Interviewer: McKinzie, Richard D.
People discussed: Harry S. Truman; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Historical events discussed: Cold War, 1945-1989; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Cold War, 1945-1989; District of Columbia; Harry S. Truman; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--United States; Political parties; Presidents--Term of office--United States; Presidents--United States; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; United States; United States--Politics and government; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: European Recovery Program; Marshall Plan; Truman administration
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0032036-33126