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Mead, George Houk, 1877-1963

First Meeting of the Hoover Commission

This is the first meeting of the Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of Government, also known as the Hoover Commission. Standing, left to right: Representative Clarence J. Brown, James V. Forrestal, Arthur S. Flemming, James K. Pollock, Dean G. Acheson, James H. Rowe, and Representative Carter Manasco. Seated, from left to right: George Mead, former President Herbert Hoover, President Harry S. Truman, Joseph P. Kennedy, and Senator John F. McClellan. Same as 58-337 but less cropped.

President Harry S. Truman and his National Advisory Board on Mobilization

President Truman met with his National Advisory Board on Mobilization, a policy group in which labor is participating. Front row L-R: D. W. Brooks, Georgia, President National Council of Farm Cooperatives; C. E. Wilson, Defense Mobilizer; President Harry S. Truman; Philip Murray, President of CIO; Walter P. Reuther, President of UAW-CIO. Second row: Samuel Abbot Smith, businessman of Chelsea, Mass.; George Meany, Secretary-Treasurer of AFL; William H. Davis, New York attorney; Otto A. Seyferth, President of U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Claude A. Putnam, businessman of Keene, N.H.

President Truman with Hoover Commission members

First meeting of the Commission on the Reorganization of the Executive Branch of Government, popularly known as the Hoover Commission. Front Row, left to right: George H. Mead, former President Herbert Hoover, President Harry S. Truman, Joseph P. Kennedy, and Senator John L. McClellan. Back Row, left to right: Clarence Brown, James V. Forrestal, Arthur Flemming, Dean Acheson, James Rowe, and Representative Carter Manasco. Same as 59-1365-1.

Truman Commission Reorganizes Executive Branch

President Harry S. Truman (seated center) is flanked by members of a 12-man commission engaged in a study to increase the efficiency of the Executive Branch of the government. Front, L to R: George H. Mead, Dayton, Ohio; former President Herbert Hoover; President Truman; Joseph P. Kennedy; and Senator John J. McClellan (D-Arkansas). Rear, L to R: Representative Clarence J. Brown (R-O); Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal; Arthur S. Flemming, Civil Service Commission; Secretary of State Dean Acheson; James Rowe; and Representative Carter Manasco (D-Alabama). From: Houston Post.

Members of the Price Decontrol Board Are Sworn In by Supreme Court Judge Hugo Black

From left to right, George H. Mead, member of the Advisory Board of the Office of War Mobilization; Roy L. Thompson, New Orleans Federal Land Bank President and Chairman; and Daniel W. Bell, former undersecretary of the Treasury, are sworn as members of the Price DeControl Board. John R. Steelman (second from right) holds the Bible while Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Hugo Black (right) administers the oath.

John R. Steelman At Swearing In Ceremony for Members of the Price Control Board

From left to right, George H. Mead, member of the Advisory Board of the Office of War Mobilization; Roy L. Thompson, New Orleans Federal Land Bank President and Chairman; and Daniel W. Bell, former undersecretary of the Treasury, are sworn as members of the Price De-Control Board. John R. Steelman (second from right) holds the Bible while Associate Justice Hugo Black (right) administers the oath.