Henderson, Leon, 1895-1986

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Leon Henderson (1895-1986) was born in Millville, New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Army in World War I. He graduated from Swarthmore College and taught at the Wharton School of Commerce and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Henderson served as Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and worked at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York before moving to Washington, D.C. In Washington, he joined the National Recovery Administration as head of the research and planning division. He worked as an economist on the staff of the Democratic National Committee in 1936 and 1937, then went to the Works Progress Administration where he was an economic advisor to Harry Hopkins. In 1939, he was named to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in 1940 was named to the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense. He was named first director of the Office of Price Administration in April 1941, but resigned in December 1942. Henderson also served on the War Production Board and was the Director of the Civilian Supply Division. Henderson remained in Washington after leaving government and served as Chairman of the Board of the Research Institute of America. He later became a private economics consultant.

From the description of Henderson, Leon, 1895-1986 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570853

Economist.

Henderson held several positions in government service from 1933 to 1945.

From the description of Papers, 1933-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155523265

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referencedIn Gumberg, Alexander, 1887-1939. Papers, 1904-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Americans for Democratic Action. Americans for Democratic Action records, 1932-1999. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946. Papers, 1928-1946. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers of James H. Rowe. 9/17/1938 - 2/24/1946. Papers of James H. Rowe
creatorOf Henderson, Leon, 1895-1986. Papers, 1933-1955. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Papers of James H. Rowe. 9/17/1938 - 2/24/1946. Papers of James H. Rowe
referencedIn Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936. Roy Dikeman Chapin papers, 1886-1937. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Neel, Samuel E. (Samuel Ellison), 1914- . Papers, 1941. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn United States. Council of National Defense. Advisory Commission. Records, 1940-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Gruening, Ernest, 1887-1974. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1919-1945. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945). National War Labor Board Executive meeting (with Mr. Leon Henderson), 1942. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Stuart Chase Papers, 1907-1978, (bulk 1931-1955) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. Sound recording collection, [ca. 1933]-1986. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hart, James, 1896-1959. Letters to Professor James Hart from eminent Americans in the fields of politics and political science on governmental policy and problems [manuscript] 1915-1953. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Chase, Stuart, 1888-1985. Stuart Chase papers, 1907-1978 (bulk 1931-1955). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Americans for Democratic Action. corporateBody
associatedWith Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936. person
correspondedWith Chase, Stuart, 1888-1985. person
associatedWith Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. person
associatedWith Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Gumberg, Alexander, 1887-1939. person
associatedWith Hart, James, 1896-1959. person
associatedWith Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946. person
associatedWith International Hudson Corporation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Neel, Samuel E. (Samuel Ellison), 1914- . person
associatedWith Research Institute of America, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Council of National Defense. Advisory Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Recovery Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Price Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Temporary National Economic Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Production Board. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Latin America
United States
Subject
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects
New Deal, 1933-1939
Taxation--Research
Occupation
Economists
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Birth 1895

Death 1986

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