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Document Details


Title: George L. McColm
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 George L. McColm
Description: Farm Loan Officer, Kansas Rehabilitation Corporation, Kansas State Government, 1935; Assistant County Agent, Kansas Agriculture Extension Service, 1935-36; Soil Surveyor, and Survey Supervisor, Mobile Soil Survey Group, United States Department of Agriculture, 1936-1938; Acting Utah State Soil Scientist, Soil Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 1936-42; Management Agronomist, Topaz War Relocation Center, Deseret, Utah, 1942-44; Commissioned as lieutenant (JG), United States Navy, 1944; Chief Agriculture, Joint Army-Navy Planning and Training Staffs, The Presidio, Monterey, California, 1945 (Planning for the invasion and occupation of Japan after World War II), War Department. In charge of Military Government, Ponape Island (Japanese occupied island in the Pacific, liberated by the United States in World War II) 1945-46; Soil Conservation Officer, Navajo Reservation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1946-52; Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs Nursery, 1952-57; Director Bolack Experiment Station for Navajo Irrigation Project, Farmington, New Mexico, 1957-61; Agricultural Instructor and in Graduate School, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 1961-64; Water Management Advisor, Department of State for India, 1964-66; Agricultural Program Coordinator, Department of State and Technical Advisor to the International Mekong Project Committee, South Vietnam, 1966-72; part time Agriculture Land Use Consultant, Government of Mexico, 1979-85.
URL: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/mccolmgl.htm#oh1
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1991 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McColm, George L., 1911-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 2-Aug-1911
Speaker place of birth: Colby, KS; Kansas; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Agriculturist; Government employee; Government executive
Age at speaking: 80
Document location: Independence, MO
Document date: 20-May-1991
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: OHI0032142-35357