Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

 Profile of  Francis P. Matthews
Brief profile :
Secretary of the Navy, 1949-1951
U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 1951-1952
Personal Papers :  Francis P. Matthews Papers
Online Photos: Matthews photos
Biographical sketch :  
1887 (March 15) Born, Albion, Nebraska
1913 LL.B., Creighton University
1913 Admitted to Nebraska Bar, began private legal practice
1933-1949 Consultant, Reconstruction Finance Corporation
1941-1951 Director, Department of Finance, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1946-1947 Member, President's Committee on Civil Rights
1949-1951 Secretary of the Navy
1951-1952 U.S. Ambassador to Ireland
1952 (October 18) Died, Omaha, Nebraska