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Historical Reports on Defense Production, Report No. 9 Legal and Legislative Activities: History of the Office of the General Counsel of the Defense Production Administration

Baldwin, Thomas (overall coordination and section author); McIntyre, Fred (section author), Durkin, James (section author)

Published by United States Department of Commerce, National Production Authority, Washington, DC, 1953
Condition: Good. Stamp on front cover. Soft cover
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v, [5], 28 p. Three-hole punched. Staple bound. Occasional footnotes. Marked For Official Use Only. George Lunn was the last section author noted. From Wikipedia: "The Defense Production Administration (DPA) was an independent agency of the United States government whose function was to oversee and control defense production programs of the United States during wartime mobilization. The Office of Defense Mobilization (ODM) had been established by Executive Order 10193 (issued December 16, 1950) under the authority of the Defense Production Act of 1950. ODM's charge was to regulate the economy so that defense production needs could be met, even if this meant restricting the flow of goods and services to the civilian sector of the economy. The Defense Production Administration was established by Executive Order 10200 on January 3, 1951. Its mandate was to oversee the federal government's defense production program, which included materials production, manufacturing conversion, setting of production quotas, and establishing the mix of defense and civilian production. It was placed under the Office of Defense Mobilization along with the Wage Stabilization Board, the Office of Price Administration and other wartime agencies. The National Production Authority (NPA) was placed under the control of the Defense Production Administration. Although most of the NPA's functions were transferred to the Defense Production Administration, the agency re-delegated them right back to NPA. Indeed, most of the agencies which fell under the DPA's authority remained, organizationally, within their respective Cabinet departments. William Henry Harrison, former president of International Telephone & Telegraph and administrator of the National Production Authority, was named the DPA's first director. Harrison resigned after only a short time on the job, however. Manly Fleischmann was named the agency's second administrator in late 1951. But Fleischmann resigned in May 1952. Henry H. Fowler was named the agency's last director. He led the DPA from 1952 to 1953, serving concurrently as the administrator of the NPA. The Defense Production Administration was abolished by Executive Order 10433 on February 4, 1953. Its functions were transferred to its parent agency, the Office of Defense Mobilization." There were at least 63 historical reports on Defense Production. This agency operated during a critical period of the Cold War and the Korean War. Bookseller Inventory # 68853

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Title: Historical Reports on Defense Production, ...

Publisher: United States Department of Commerce, National Production Authority, Washington, DC

Publication Date: 1953

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition: Good. Stamp on front cover.

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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