Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

 Profile of  Fred M. Vinson
Brief profile :
Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1945
Secretary of the Treasury, 1945-1946
Chief Justice of the United States, 1946-1953
Personal Papers :  see Personal Papers and Organizational Records
Online Photos: Vinson photos
Biographical sketch :  
1890(January 22) Born, Louisa, Kentucky
1911 Law Degree, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
1911 Began private legal practice
1913 City Attorney of Louisa, Kentucky
1918 Army Private, World War I
1921-1924 Commonwealth Attorney, 32nd Judicial District of Kentucky
1924-1929 U. S. Congressman, Kentucky
1931-1938 U. S. Congressman, Kentucky
1938-1943 Associate Justice, U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
1942-1943 Chief Judge, U. S. Emergency Court of Appeals
1943-1945 Director, Office of Economic Stabilization
1945 Federal Loan Administrator
1945 Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion
1945-1946 Secretary of the Treasury
1946-1953 Chief Justice of the United States
1953 (September 8) Died, Washington, D. C.