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Provided courtesy of The American Presidency Project.  John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. University of California, Santa Barbara.
  87. Letter Appointing Members of Panel on Labor Problems in Government-Possessed Plants or Mines  
May 7, 1947

Dear Mr. ______________:

Executive Order 9809, signed on December 12, 1946, was issued for the purpose of consolidating certain wartime agencies and functions.

By the terms of that Order, the functions of Section 5 of the War Labor Disputes Act, relating to wages or other terms and conditions of employment in plants or mines in possession of the Government, are to be administered by a special board to be constituted as may be necessary by the Secretary of Labor from among members of a panel to be appointed by the President. You are hereby appointed as a member of this panel.

I hope you will find it possible to serve as a member of a special board if the Secretary of Labor finds it necessary to call upon you.
Very sincerely yours,
HARRY S. TRUMAN

NOTE: This is the text of identical letters addressed to the following appointees to the panel: Hon. Lloyd K. Garrison, Weiss, Whorton & Garrison, New York, N.Y.; Dr. Edwin E. Witte, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.; Edward F. McGrady, Radio Corporation of America, New York, N.Y.; Hon. Walter P. Stacy, Chief Justice, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.; Dr. William M. Leiserson, Washington, D.C.; Dr. Frank P. Graham, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Prof. W. Willard Wirtz, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; Dr. Harry Shulman, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; Dr. Sumner H. Slichter, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Hon. Phillips L. Garman, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.; and Dr. Nathan P. Feinsinger, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
 
Provided courtesy of The American Presidency Project.  John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. University of California, Santa Barbara.