Schneider, J. Thomas Papers

Dates: 1930-1973

Chairman, Personnel Policy Board, Department of Defense, 1950-1951; Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Affairs, 1952-1953; Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 1953-1955

The papers of J. Thomas Schneider include correspondence, printed materials, handwritten notes, financial records, organizational charts, reports, speeches, and other documents regarding Schneider’s life and career in government.

See also J. Thomas Schneider oral history.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 4 linear feet, 5 linear inches.
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Erwin J. Mueller (1978); David Clark (2012); Sandra Colyer and David Clark (2015).
Updated by: Haley Petersen (2019) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1895 (June 2)

 

Born John Thomas Schneider, Cedar Hill, Tennessee

1917

 

B.A., University of the South

1918

 

Joined 62nd Artillery Regiment

1919-1924

 

Personal aide to General John J. Pershing

1925

 

LL.B., Harvard Law School

1927-1930

 

Instructor in Law, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York

1930-1934

 

Law practice in Newark, New Jersey

1934-1935

 

Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior

1935-1942

 

Counsel to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation

1943-1949

 

General Counsel, Standard Brands, Inc.

1949-1950

 

Chairman, Interagency Committee on Military-Contractor Relationship and the Industry Advisory Committee on Military-Contractor Relationship

1950-1951

 

Chairman, Personnel Policy Board, Department of Defense

1952-1953

 

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Affairs

1953-1955

 

Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice

1959-1968

 

Hearing Examiner, Interstate Commerce Commission

1976 (November 26)

 

Died, Washington, D.C.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of J. Thomas Schneider include correspondence, printed materials, handwritten notes, financial records, organizational charts, reports, speeches, and other documents regarding Schneider’s life and career in government. The collection is arranged in a single Subject File.

The collection includes personal records, address books, business cards, and biographical information about Schneider, as well as notes from his law classes in the 1930s. The collection also contains information concerning Schneider’s service with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and with the Departments of Defense, Commerce, and Justice.

The topics covered by this material include: a loan to Great Britain in 1941; the Joint Committee on the Military-Contractor Relationship; court cases involving the Justice Department and antitrust law; and Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer’s mission to Europe in 1952.

The Truman Library also has oral history interviews with J. Thomas Schneider and with Assistant Secretary of Commerce Thomas C. Blaisdell, Jr. In addition, the Library has the papers of Blaisdell and the papers of Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1-10

  SUBJECT FILE, 1930-1973
Correspondence, printed materials, handwritten notes, financial records, organizational charts, reports, speeches, and other documents. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SUBJECT FILE, 1930-1973

Box 1

  • Address Ledger
  • Address List
  • Announcement and Name Cards
  • Biographical Information
  • British Loan, 1941
  • Certificates
  • Correspondence
  • Department of Commerce – General Correspondence
  • Department of Commerce – Organizational Charts
  • Department of Defense – Joint Committee on Military-Contractors Relationship [1 of 5]

Box 2

  • Department of Defense – Joint Committee on Military-Contractors Relationship [2 of 5]
  • Department of Defense – Joint Committee on Military-Contractors Relationship [3 of 5]
  • Department of Defense – Joint Committee on Military-Contractors Relationship [4 of 5]
  • Department of Defense – Joint Committee on Military-Contractors Relationship [5 of 5]

Box 3

  • Department of Defense – Joint Civilian Orientation Conferences, 1950-1953
  • Department of Defense – Military Procurement
  • Department of Defense – Personnel Policy Board [1 of 3]
  • Department of Defense – Personnel Policy Board [2 of 3]
  • Department of Defense – Personnel Policy Board [3 of 3]
  • Department of the Interior – Speeches

Box 4

  • Department of Justice – Anti-Trust Investigations [1 of 3]
  • Department of Justice – Anti-Trust Investigations [2 of 3]
  • Department of Justice – Anti-Trust Investigations [3 of 3]
  • Department of Justice – Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, 1953
  • Department of Justice – Cases, 1953-1955 [1 of 8]
  • Department of Justice – Cases, 1953-1955 [2 of 8]

Box 5

  • Department of Justice – Cases, 1953-1955 [3 of 8]
  • Department of Justice – Cases, 1953-1955 [4 of 8]
  • Department of Justice – Cases, 1953-1955 [5 of 8]
  • Department of Justice – Cases, 1953-1955 [6 of 8]
  • Department of Justice – Cases, 1953-1955 [7 of 8]

Box 6

  • Department of Justice – Cases, 1953-1955 [8 of 8]
  • Department of Justice – Memoranda, General
  • Department of Justice – Speeches, 1953-1955 [1 of 2]
  • Department of Justice – Speeches, 1953-1955 [2 of 2]
  • Foreign Trade Zones Board – Annual Report, June 30, 1951
  • International Trade
  • Interstate Commerce Commission
  • Interstate Commerce Commission – Monthly Reports of Hearing Examiners, 1959-1968

Box 7

  • Law Studies – Handwritten Notes
  • Miscellaneous
  • Newspapers [1 of 3]
  • Newspapers [2 of 3]
  • Newspapers [3 of 3]

Box 8

  • Notes
  • Personal Correspondence
  • Personnel File
  • Photos
  • Publications

Box 9

  • Reading File, 1957-1959
  • Real Property – Rights Incident to Ownership of Land (Notes and Outline)
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation – General Counsel to Loan Agency, 1937-1940 [1 of 2]
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation – General Counsel to Loan Agency, 1937-1940 [2 of 2]
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation – Loans

Box 10

  • Sawyer Mission to Europe - Foreign Economic Policy, 1952 [1 of 2]
  • Sawyer Mission to Europe - Foreign Economic Policy, 1952 [2 of 2]
  • Sound Recordings
  • Standard Brands, Inc.
  • State Bar of New Jersey – Admittance, 1930