Slattery, Harry, 1887-1949

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Conservationist and U.S. government official.

From the description of Papers, 1890-1953 (bulk 1928-1944). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122427426

From the description of Papers, 1901-1953. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20159093

  • 1887, June 13: Born, Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1909 - 1912 : Secretary to Gifford Pinchot, chief forester in Theodore Roosevelt's administration.
  • 1912 - 1917 : Executive Secretary of the National Conservation Association, appointed by its founder, Pinchot
  • 1917 - 1918 : Special Assistant to Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior
  • 1919 - 1923 : Counsel to the National Conservation Association
  • 1923 - 1933 : Practiced law in Washington
  • 1925 - 1929 : Executive and counsel for the National Boulder Dam Association
  • 1929 - 1932 : Counsel for the National Conservation Commission
  • 1931 - 1933 : Washington representative for New York Power Authority
  • 1933 - 1938 : Personal assistant to Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior Assistant to administrator of Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works
  • 1938 - 1939 : Undersecretary of the Interior
  • 1939 - 1944 : Administrator of Rural Electrification Administration (REA), from which he resigned after a conflict with the Secretary of Agriculture in 1944
  • 1940 - 1942 : Consultant to the power subcommittee of the advisory commission of the Council of National Defense
  • 1944: Received LL.D. from the University of South Carolina
  • 1949, Sept. 1: Died

Slattery attended Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland, Georgetown University and George Washington University. As part of government efforts to indict big business for the exploitation of the country's natural resources, he was involved in Senate investigations of the Mulhall exposure during Wilson's administration and the Teapot Dome Scandal of 1921. The 1944 controversy between the REA and the Department of Agriculture over the administration of REA led to a Senate investigation. Slattery was involved in the passage of a federal coal and oil leasing measure, federal water power legislation, Alaska coal and home rule acts, and rural electrification legislation. He was a member of the National Power Policy Committee, the Energy Resources and Land Committees of the National Resources Planning Board, the Interbureau Coordinating Committee, the Federal States Relations Committee, the Society of American Foresters, the National Press Club, the Missouri Athletic Club, and Delta Theta Phi Fraternity.

From the guide to the Harry A. Slattery Papers, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Walter L. Fisher papers, 1871-1963, (bulk 1909-1920) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Judson King Papers, 1900-1958, (bulk 1912-1958) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Slattery, Harry, 1887-1949. Papers, 1901-1953. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn King, Judson, 1872-1958. Judson King papers, 1900-1958. Library of Congress
referencedIn Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935. Walter L. Fisher papers, 1879-1936 (bulk 1909-1919). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rice, James Henry, 1868-1935. Papers, 1885-1935; (bulk 1910-1935). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Slattery, Harry, 1887-1949. Papers, 1890-1953 (bulk 1928-1944). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Slattery, Harry, 1887-1949. The story of the teapot dome oil scandal : manuscript, [1928] Texas Christian University
referencedIn Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (bulk 1929-1957) Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (bulk 1929-1957) Yale University Library
creatorOf Harry A. Slattery papers, 1890-1953 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Appleby, Paul person
associatedWith Boulder Dam Association (Los Angeles, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Brandeis, Louis person
associatedWith Byrnes, James person
associatedWith Carmody, John M. person
associatedWith Corcoran, Thomas person
associatedWith Davis, Chester person
associatedWith Ellis, Clyde T. (Clyde Taylor), 1908-1980. person
associatedWith Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935. person
associatedWith Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. person
associatedWith Grace, John P. (John Patrick), 1874-1940. person
associatedWith Harry Slattery person
associatedWith Henderson, Leon person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert person
associatedWith Huston, Claudins Hart person
associatedWith Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952. person
correspondedWith King, Judson, 1872-1958. person
associatedWith Ku Klux Klan corporateBody
associatedWith LaFollette family, family
associatedWith Lane, Franklin K. person
associatedWith Louis T. McFadden person
associatedWith Manly, Basil Maxwell, 1886-1950. person
associatedWith Morgan, John Pierpont person
associatedWith Morrow, Dwight Whitney person
associatedWith National Conservation Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Nelson, Donald person
associatedWith Norris, George William person
associatedWith Pinchot, Amos, 1873-1944. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Cornelia Bryce, 1881-1960. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Red Cross corporateBody
associatedWith Reed, James Alexander person
associatedWith Rice, James Henry, 1868-1935. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, F. D. person
associatedWith Rural Elecrification Administration corporateBody
associatedWith Rural Electrification Administration corporateBody
associatedWith Rural Electrification Administration (REA) corporateBody
associatedWith Slemp, Bascom person
associatedWith Smith, Alfred E. person
associatedWith Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944 person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Interior corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Rural Electrification Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. Special Collections Research Center corporateBody
associatedWith Vare, William Scott person
associatedWith Wallace, Henry person
associatedWith Wells, Philip P. (Philip Patterson), 1868-1929. person
associatedWith West, Charles person
associatedWith West, Ray O. person
associatedWith Wickard, Claude R. (Claude Raymond), 1893-1967. person
associatedWith Wickard, Claude W. person
associatedWith Wilkie, Wendell person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
United States
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Subject
Teapot Dome Scandal, 1921-1924
Lawyers--Political activity
Public lands
Conservation of natural resources
Manuscripts, American
Rural electrification--Law and legislation
Lawyers
Occupation
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Birth 1887-06-13

Death 1949-09-01

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