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 Harold LeClair Ickes

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Harold LeClair Ickes

  • Birth 15 Mar 1874 Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 1952 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 15205478

Secretary of the Interior during the Presidential years of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mr Ickes was a strong supporter of civil rights. After President Roosevelt died, Harold Ickes did not get along with President Truman and he resigned from government in 1946 in protest over the appointment of Edwin W. Pauley, Under Secretary of the Navy. In his final years Ickes wrote a syndicated newspaper column and contributed regularly to the New Republic. Ickes wrote several books including Third Term Bugaboo, Not Guilty and his memoirs, The Autobiography of a Curmudgeon (1943).

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  • Originally Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 10 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15205478
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold LeClair Ickes (15 Mar 1874–3 Feb 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15205478, citing Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House Cemetery, Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .