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Document Details


Title: Jack K. McFall
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Harry S Truman Museum and Library
Collection: Truman Library Oral History Program
Description: Executive secretary of the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1928-42 and 1946; Foreign Service Officer, Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Foreign Service, 1947; U.S. Consul in Montreal, Canada, 1948; First Secretary of the Embassy and Consul in Athens, Greece, 1949; Assistant Secretary of State, 1949-52; U.S. Minister to Finland, 1952-54; and Ambassador to Finland, 1954-55. During World War II he served as a commander assigned as senior naval observer in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1942-44 and as First Assistant Naval Attaché and Naval Attaché for Air in the U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada, 1944-45.
Extent: 139 pages
URL: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/mcfallj.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1970 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McFall, Jack K., 1905-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker place of birth: Tacoma, WA; Washington; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Ambassador; Government executive; Government official
Age at speaking: 65
Document location: Washington, DC
Document date: 24-Jun-1970
Interviewer: Hess, Jerry N.
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: OHI0032146-35360