Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


 Profile of  John R. Steelman
John
Brief profile :
Special Assistant to the President, 1945-1946
Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1946
Chairman, Presidentís Scientific Research Board, 1946-1947
The Assistant to the President, 1946-1953
Acting Chairman, National Security Resources Board, 1948-1950
Acting Director, Office of Defense Mobilization, 1952
 
Personal Papers :  John R. Steelman Papers
 
Oral History :   see Oral History Interviews
 
Online Photos: Steelman photos
 
Biographical sketch :  
1900 (June 23) Born, Thornton, Arkansas
1922 A.B., Henderson Brown College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
1924 M.A., Vanderbilt University
1928 Ph.D., University of North Carolina
1928-1934 Professor of Sociology and Economics, Alabama College, Montevallo, Alabama
1934-1936 Commissioner of Conciliation, U.S. Conciliation Service, Department of Labor
1936-1937 Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor
1937-1944 Director, U.S. Conciliation Service, Department of Labor
1944-1945 Public Relations Consultant, New York City
1945-1946 Special Assistant to the President
1946 Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion
1946-1953 The Assistant to the President
1946-1947 Chairman, President's Scientific Research Board
1948-1950 Acting Chairman, National Security Resources Board
1952 Acting Director, Office of Defense Mobilization
1953 Served briefly as Special Assistant to the President, helping the Eisenhower administration get underway
1953-c.1968 Industrial Relations Consultant, Washington, D.C.
1955-1969 Served at various times as president of the Montgomery Publishing Company and chairman of the board of the Record Publishing Company, and as publisher of newspapers in Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville, Maryland
1999 (July 14) Died, Naples Florida