Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

 Profile of  Charles F. Brannan
Brief profile :
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, 1944-1948
Secretary of Agriculture, 1948-1953
Personal Papers :  Charles F. Brannan Papers
Online Photos: Brannan photos
Biographical sketch :  
1903 (August 23) Born, Denver, Colorado
1929 LL.B., University of Denver
1935-1937 Assistant Regional Attorney, Resettlement Administration, Denver, Colorado
1937-1941 Regional Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, Department of Agriculture
1941-1944 Regional Director, Farm Security Administration, for the states of Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming
1944 Served briefly as Assistant Administrator, Farm Security Administration, Washington, D.C.
1944-1948 Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
1948-1953 Secretary of Agriculture
1949 Legislative proposals embodying the "Brannan Plan" sent to Congress
c. 1953-1990 General Counsel, National Farmers Union
1992 (July 2) Died, Denver, Colorado