Howard C. Petersen Papers, 1915-1995 1935-1970

Creator
Petersen, Howard C. (Howard Charles), 1910-1995 [Browse]
Format
Manuscript
Language
English
Description
26 boxes

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Compiled/​Created
1915-1995 1935-1970
Restrictions note
The collection is open for research.
Summary note
  • Howard C. Petersen (1910-1995) was an expert in international economics and foreign trade. He served in the War Department under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as Assistant Secretary of War for President Harry S. Truman, as National Finance Chairman and fundraiser for the Dwight D. Eisenhower campaigns, and as Special Assistant on International Trade for President John F. Kennedy. Petersen was also a principal drafter of the Selective Service Act, a lawyer, and president of Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company. Petersen's papers document his entire career, especially his work with the new Security and Exchange Commission regulations as a lawyer in the 1930s and with the United States War Department during World War II, and include correspondence, articles, and publications.
  • Petersen's papers document his entire career, especially his work with the new Security and Exchange Commission regulations as a lawyer in the 1930s and with the United States War Department during World War II, and include correspondence, articles, and publications. The papers also document his career as a lawyer and his service as president of Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company, as Special Assistant on International Trade for President Kennedy, and as National Finance Chairman for the 1952 Eisenhower campaign. Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.
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