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Daily Appointments
of Harry S. Truman

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This Presidential Appointments Calendar is based upon the records contained in the
Matthew J. Connelly Files


Friday, May 24, 1946
   
Executive Orders:  [9730 AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9630 OF SEPTEMBER 27, 1945, REDISTRIBUTING FOREIGN ECONOMIC FUNCTIONS AND FUNCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SURPLUS PROPERTY IN FOREIGN AREAS]
    (Railroads out on Strike)
10:00 am Cabinet [Meeting] [minutes]
(Senator McKellar absent. Navy and Commerce
represented by Under Secretaries)
10:30 am General Omar Bradley
(Asked a week ago for this appointment)
11:45 am Senator Olin D. Johnston, S. C.
Congressman John J. Sparkman, Ala.
Mr. William P. MacCracken, of Washington, D. C.
Dr. W. C. Ezell, President of American Optometric
Association, Spartanburg, S.C.
(Senator Johnston asked for this appointment to
discuss with the President, H.R.3755, the
purpose of which is to establish an Optometry
Corps in Medical Department of the Army, etc.
The President vetoed this bill May 9th.
12:00 pm The President will sign S.1415, An Act to
increase the rates of compensation of workers and
employees of the Federal Government. Those
present were: Hon. Sheridan Downey, Chairman,
Senate Committee on Civil Service; Hon Harry F.
Byrd, Member, Senate Committee on Civil Service;
Hon. Bourke B. Hickenlooper, Member, Senate
Committee on Civil Service; Hon. Jennings Randolph,
Chairman, House Committee on Civil Service;
Hon. Henry M. Jackson, Member, House Committee
on Civil Service and Head of Sub-Committee for Pay
Bill Hearings; Hon. Edward H. Rees, Member, House
Committee on Civil Service; Hon. Harry B. Mitchell,
President, U. S. Civil Service Commission; Hon. Arthur
S. Flemming, Commissioner, U. S. Civil Service
Commission; Mr. Luther C. Steward, President, National
Federation of Federal Employees; Mr. James B.
Burns, National President, American Federation of
Government Employees.
12:15 pm Hon. Arthur S. Flemming, Commissioner, U. S. Civil
Service Commission -- (Asked for this appointment
in order to discuss his future plans)
12:30 pm Hon. Mon C. Wallgren, Governor of Washington
12:45 pm Mr. Wesley E. Disney, former Congressman from Okla.
(Lawyer of this city, wrote the President May 15th,
to ask for opportunity to chat with him before the
Oklahoma trip.
1:00 pm (Lunch)
3:00 pm The Secretary of State [James F. Byrnes]; The Secretary of the Treasury [Fred M. Vinson]; The Attorney General [Tom C. Clark]; The
Secretary of War [Robert P. Patterson]; The Secretary of the Interior
[Julius A. Krug]; The Secretary of Labor [Lewis B. Schwellenbach];
The Acting Secretary of Navy; Hon. John W. Snyder; Colonel J. Monroe
Johnson, Director of Defense Transportation; Hon. John R. Steelman.
5:00 pm (Went to pool for swim and then to the White
House for dinner)

Returned to the office to work on the Fireside
Chat.
10:00 pm Spoke to the Nation on the radio regarding the
railroad strike. [Public Papers]
[Audio: MP3 ]

Truman Photographs for May 24, 1946
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Typical Home in Seoul, Korea



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