Spingarn, Stephen J. (Stephen Joel), 1908-1984

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Birth 1908-09-01
Death 1984-08-06
English

Biographical notes:

Stephen Joel Spingarn (1908-1984) was an administrative assistant to President Harry S. Truman in 1949 and 1950. He was a member of the Federal Trade Commission from 1950 to 1953, and a member of the Small Business Advisory Committee of the Democratic National Committee in 1956.

From the description of Spingarn, Stephen J. (Stephen Joel), 1908-1984 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10573140

Stephen Spingarn was the son of Joel E. Spingarn (1875-1939), former professor comparative literature at Columbia University, political activist and civil rights advocate, and founder of the publishing firm of Harcourt, Brace and Company and its literary adviser from 1919 to 1932. Joel E. Spingarn, who was also deeply involved in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, established the organization's Spingarn Medal and served as president of the NAACP from 1930 until his death in 1939. The younger Spingarn served as administrative assistant to President Harry S. Truman (1949-1950). As administrative assistant Spingarn helped draft the Truman Administration's omnibus civil rights bill. In 1950 Truman appointed Spingarn to the Federal Trade Commission. For additional biographical data consult: Who's Who in America (1938) and Who's Who in American Politics, vol. 4. For Spingarn's role in the Truman Administration see Donald R. McCoy, Quest and Response (Lawrence, University Press of Kansas, 1973).

From the guide to the Papers, 1950-1975, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection)

Administrative assistant to President Truman.

From the description of Files, 1949-1950. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70939047

Administrative Assistant to President Harry S. Truman.

From the description of Papers, 1945-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155525709

Government official.

From the description of files, 1933-1972. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70946915

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Subjects:

  • Intelligence service
  • Truth
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Subversive activities
  • Independent regulatory commissions
  • Civil rights
  • Democratic Party
  • Presidents--Staff
  • African Americans--Civil rights
  • United States--Politics and government--1945-1953

Occupations:

  • Government attorneys--United States
  • Government officials--United States

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)