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Document Details


Title: Ken Hechler
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Harry S Truman Museum and Library
Collection: Truman Library Oral History Program
Description: A researcher and editor for the Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Administrative Analyst, Bureau of the Budget, 1942, 1946-47; U.S. Army historian, European theater in World War II; author, Bridge at Remagen; university professor, 1947-49, 1957, 1981-84; Special Assistant to the President, 1949-53; Associate Director, American Political Science Association, 1953-56; U.S. Congressman from West Virginia, 1959-77; and Secretary of State of West Virginia, 1985-2001; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, West Virginia State College, Institute, West Virginia, 2001 - present; Professor, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, 2001 - present.
Extent: 249 pages
URL: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/hechler.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1985 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hecher, Ken, 1914-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 20-Sep-1914
Speaker place of birth: Long Island, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Editor; Professor; Researcher; Writer
Age at speaking: 71
Document location: Independence, MO
Document date: 29-Nov-1985
Interviewer: Johnson, Niel M.
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: OHI0032059-35295