Arey, Hawthorne Papers

1944-1967

Director and Vice Chairman, Export-Import Bank of Washington, 1949-1953

The papers of Hawthorne Arey include correspondence, reports, press clippings, and other items concerning Arey’s life and career in government, especially his association with the Export-Import Bank of Washington and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2.5 linear inches (about 200 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donors gave their copyright interest in all writings in this collection, and in any other collection in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration, to the United States of America. Documents created by U.S. government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interests in other documents in this collection presumably belong to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Molly Black (2019) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

 

1905 (October 31)   Born Hawthorne Arey, Omaha, Nebraska
1924-1926   Attended Grinnell College
1926-1927   Attended University of Nebraska
1929 (August 21)   Married Ruth Gordon
1930   LL. B. cum laude, Creighton University; admitted to Nebraska Bar
1938-1943   Secretary and Counsel, Export-Import (Exim) Bank of Washington
1943-1945   Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Exim Bank of Washington
1944   Advisor to the U.S. Delegation, U.N. Monetary and Financial Conference., Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
1945-1947   Vice President and General Counsel, Exim Bank of Washington
1947-1949   Executive Vice President, Exim Bank of Washington
1949-1953   Director and Vice Chairman, Exim Bank of Washington
1953-1954   Assistant Director, Exim Bank of Washington
1953   Author of History of Operations and Policies of Export-Import Bank of Washington
1954-1961   Director, Exim Bank of Washington
1961-1968   Director, Operations Division, Inter-American Development Bank
1972 (February 18)   Died, Silver Spring, Maryland

 

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

 

The papers of Hawthorne Arey are arranged in one series, a Subject File, and include correspondence, reports, press clippings, and other items concerning Arey’s life and career in government, especially his association with the Export-Import Bank of Washington and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

The collection includes Arey’s correspondence with friends, associates, and other government officials. A letter from President Truman, written at the end of his Presidency, thanks and praises Arey for his service with the Export-Import Bank.

The collection also contains Arey’s History of Operations and Policies of Export-Import Bank of Washington, a report chronologically detailing the operations of the bank from 1934-1953; an advertisement promoting Arey as a guest speaker for the International Advertising Association; and a report of the Export Credits Guarantee Department of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Also included are press clippings relating to various aspects of Arey’s life and career.

The Arey papers were originally open for research as part of the Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection (MHDC 280). Further information about Arey and the Export-Import Bank of Washington can be found at the Truman Library in the papers of Harry S. Truman (Official Files 27-B and 2115), Daniel L. Goldy, Sidney Sherwood, and John W. Snyder.

 

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

Container Nos.   Series
1   SUBJECT FILE, 1944-1967
Correspondence, reports, press clippings, and other items. Arranged alphabetically by folder title, and thereunder chronologically.

 

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1944-1967 Box 1

  • Correspondence
  • Export-Import Bank
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Truman, Harry S.

 

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