Harry Hopkins

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Birthday
17, 1890
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jan 29, 1946 (55)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1890
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jan 29, 1946 (55)

About

Franklin Roosevelt's closest advisor who was the main administrator of the New Deal policies. He was also notably a key policy maker in the $50 billion Lend-Lease program, in which the US supplied the Allied nations with military materials and supplies during the beginnings of World War II.

Before Fame

After graduating college, he went to work at a government-run social house in the Lower East Side ghetto, and from there as an administrator on several more welfare programs to the poor.

Trivia

His Works Progress Administration, the government-run agency commissioning public works projects, became the largest employer in the country during the Depression.

Family Life

He was married twice, and had three children.

Associated With

During WW II he helped FDR identify future political leaders, pointing him to Dwight Eisenhower.