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Concerns of a Conservative Democrat

Sawyer, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0809303108 / ISBN 13: 9780809303106
Published by Southern Illinois University Press
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Title: Concerns of a Conservative Democrat

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

Book Condition:Fair

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Written in the classic tradition of the self-made American that early found expression in Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, Mr. Sawyer’s book discusses his childhood and formative years and beginnings of his political career but revolves around two major government appointments Ambassador to Belgium and Minis­ter to Luxembourg during the close of World War II and Secre­tary of Commerce in the Truman administration, 1948-53. Among the important events in Mr. Sawyer’s cabinet years were the government seizure of the steel mills, the Dollar Line contro­versy, and the 1952 Democratic Party Nominating Convention. On these and other controversial events Mr. Sawyer’s book sheds new light and provides valuable firsthand accounts.


Representing the conservative faction in President Tru­man’s cabinet, Mr. Sawyer’s convictions were strong and his expression of them clear and unmistakable. His conclusions his concerns” from his years of involvement in national and inter­national affairs will be of special interest to readers who seek answers to such questions as the dollar drain, the imbalance of international payments, inflation, and, especially, over-population and communism, against which Mr. Sawyer urges drastic action.


Mr. Sawyer’s memoirs span most of the present century, and are particularly valuable for the thirties, forties, and fifties. Thanks to Mr. Sawyer’s vivid recollection and careful personal records, names that figured prominently in world events in our time Roosevelt, Truman, Churchill, Attlee, Eisenhower, Spaak come to life in these pages.


About the Author:

Charles Sawyer is senior partner in the law firm Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio. A lifelong Democrat, he was Lieutenant-Governor of Ohio, 1933—35.

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