Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Frederick J. Lawton Papers

Dates: 1917-1963.

Executive Assistant, Bureau of the Budget, 1935-1947; Administrative Assistant to the President, 1948; Assistant Director, 1949, and Director, Bureau of the Budget, 1950-1953; Member, Civil Service Commission, 1953-1963.

See also Frederick J. Lawton oral history.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear feet.
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Jerry N. Hess (1963).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    INDEX
Box 1
  • Index to Lawton Papers
    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
  • General
  • Chronological file, 1948
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Anti-inflation
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Excess profits tax
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Housing
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Health
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Minimum wage
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Social security
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Electric power facilities
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Displaced persons
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Loan to United Nations
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Civil Rights
  • Special Legislative Session, July 26-August 7, 1948: Status, July 20, 1948
  • Foreign Aid - for the period when Frederick J. Lawton was Administrative Assistant to the President, April-September, 1948
    BUREAU OF THE BUDGET
    General File
  • Manual of the Budget Bureau (2 folders)
  • Staff orientation manual
Box 2
  • Examiners' Handbook, Volume 1
  • Examiners' Handbook, Volume 2
  • Bulletins, 1943-1946
  • Bulletins, 1947-1950
  • Bulletins, 1951-1953
Box 3
  • Management Bulletins, 1944-1949
  • Circulars from the Budget Bureau to the Heads of the Executive Departments and Establishments, 1943-1955
  • Budget circular A-45, Rent policy for quarters for federal employees, 1953
  • Bureau of the Budget - History and Functions
  • Bureau of the Budget - Organization, etc.
  • Budget expenditures - Character Classification
  • Bureau activities, Monthly report of
  • Bureau of the Budget - Staff meetings
  • Bureau of the Budget - Work reports
Box 4
  • Budget format, proposed format for 1952 Budget
  • Budget improvement (Colm, Trickton)
  • Item veto, 1953
  • Performance budget
  • Budget projections
  • Bureau of the Budget reorganization - working papers, April 1, 1952
  • Foreign Aid - Mutual Security Assistance, 1951
  • Joint Accounting Study of G.A.O. - Treasury and Bureau of the Budget, 1948-1949
  • Tydings-Wherry Reduction Resolution, fiscal year 1950
  • Revised estimate for receipts and expenditures
Box 5
  • National Budget, fiscal year 1947
  • National Budget, fiscal year 1948
  • National Budget, fiscal year 1949
  • National Budget, fiscal year 1950
  • National Budget, fiscal year 1951
  • National Budget, 1951 General Appropriations Bill
  • National Budget, fiscal year 1951, Sec. 1214 Reserve
  • National Budget, Byrd-Bridges 10 percent cut - 1951 Budget
  • National Budget, fiscal year 1952
Box 6
  • National Budget, fiscal year 1953
  • Press releases by President Truman re change in the public debt during his term of office, January 9, 1953
  • Budget previews - fiscal year 1954 Budget
  • Materials used in briefing President Truman for his press conference on the 1954 Budget
  • Summary tables used in reviewing 1954 Budget recommendations with President Truman
  • Review of the 1954 Budget by the Republican administration
  • Fiscal year 1954 Budget - working papers, schedules, etc.
  • National Budget fiscal year 1955
  • Transaction to the new administration, 1952-1953
    Meetings with President Harry S. Truman
  • Meetings with President Harry S. Truman - Agendas and memorandums, July 1949-July 1952
    Public Works
  • Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma floods, 1951
    Correspondence and Memoranda
  • White House correspondence
  • Congressional correspondence
Box 7
  • Director - Staff memoranda
  • Official miscellaneous correspondence
  • Official personal correspondence, 1948-1949
  • Official personal correspondence, 1950-1951
  • Official personal correspondence, 1952-1953
    Legislation and Congressional File
  • Testimony before committees of Congress
  • Hearing: Budgetary Practices Reorganization Act of 1950; Letter from Budget Bureau filed in the hearings
  • Hearing: To improve Budgeting, Accounting and Auditing methods in the Federal Government (Contains testimony of F.J. Lawton)
  • Hearing: January 1951 Economic Report of the President (Contains testimony of F.J. Lawton)
  • Voting record - 81st Congress, 2nd Session
Box 8
    Invitations
  • Invitations - prior to calender year 1952
  • Invitations - calender years 1952-1954
    Speeches
  • Speeches, meetings and public appearances prior to 1951
  • Speeches, meetings and public appearances, 1951
  • Speeches, meetings and public appearances, 1952
  • Speeches, meetings and public appearances, 1953
Box 9
  • Speeches and meetings - Joint orientation conferences, 1950-1951
    Reorganization of the Executive Branch of the Government
  • Reorganization, 1948-1953
  • Reorganization, miscellaneous, 1949-1953
  • Reorganization - Rockefeller Committee memoranda, 1953
  • Status of Hoover Commission's personnel recommendations, January 1953
  • Press releases on Hoover Reports, 1955 (2 folders)
  • Senate Report No. 122, March 23, 1959; Action by 85th Congress on the Second Hoover Commission Reports
Box 10
    PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT
  • Meetings of the Advisory Committee on Management Improvement (3 folders)
  • Management Improvement Program, 1949
  • Minutes of meetings, 1950-1952
    COMMITTEE ON RETIREMENT POLICY FOR FEDERAL PERSONNEL
  • Study of retirement systems by Committee on Retirement Policy for Federal Personnel (Kaplan Committee), 1953
Box 11
  • File material on Kaplan reports
    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
  • Agenda of Commission meetings, June 1953-March 1963
  • Commission proceedings, 1961-1962
  • Correspondence, 1953-1962
  • Employment policies of the U.S. Civil Service, 1953-1963
  • Foreign visitors program, 1954-1962
Box 12
  • Pay and personnel
  • Reorganization plans for the Civil Service Commission
  • Speeches, articles and statements by F.J. Lawton, 1953-1960
  • Speeches, articles and statements by F.J. Lawton, 1961-1963
  • Synopsis of a Saturday Symposium on Civil Service, November 19, 1960
  • Views on various civil service problems by F.J. Lawton
    MISCELLANEOUS
Box 13
  • American Society for Public Administration Committee on Education and Training
  • Articles from newspapers, magazines, etc.
  • Books and pamphlets transferred from the Lawton papers to the book collection, Harry S. Truman Library
  • Committee for Economic Development (2 folders)
  • National Security Act of 1947 (copy of Public Law 253 - 80th Congress)
  • Report of examination of Treasurer's office as of opening of business, June 1,1933
  • Service of F.J. Lawton, 1917-1935
  • Harry S. Truman - miscellaneous

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