Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


 Profile of  Thomas K. Finletter
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Brief profile :
Consultant to United States delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, May 1945
Chairman, President's Air Policy Commission, 1947-1948
Minister in charge of the Economic Cooperation Administration Mission to the United Kingdom, 1948-1949
Secretary of the Air Force, 1950-1953
 
Personal Papers :  Thomas K. Finletter Papers
 
Oral History : Thomas K. Finletter
 
Online Photos: Finletter photos
 
Biographical sketch :  
1893 (November 11) Born, Philadelphia
1915 B.A., University of Pennsylvania
1918 Served with 312th Field Artillery, rank of Captain
1920 Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar
1920-1926 Lawyer, Cravath & Henderson
1921 Admitted to the New York Bar
1926-1941 Partner, Coudert Brothers
1931-1941 Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School
1941-1944 Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
1944-1950 Partner, Coudert Brothers
1945 (May) Consultant to United States delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco
1947-1948 Chairman, President's Air Policy Commission
1948-1949 Minister in charge of the Economic Cooperation Administration Mission to the United Kingdom
1950-1953 Secretary of the Air Force
1953-1961 Partner, Coudert Brothers
1961-1965 U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
1980 (April 24) Died, New York City