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Harold Ickes of the New Deal : His Private Life and Public Career
by Graham White, J. R. Maze (Contributor)
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Harold Ickes

1874- 1952

Secretary of the Interior

Harold Ickes began his political career as a progressive Republican. Ickes was unknown to Presdient-elect Franklin Roosevelt, but a number of advisors suggested his name to the new President and Roosevelt appointed Ickes to be Secretary of the Interior.

Ickes administered a number of New Deal programs and was one of the most forward-thinking members of the Roosevelt administration. While he was not one in Roosevelt's inner circle, Ickes remained close to the President throughout his term.