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[Letter] March 18, Washington, D.C. [to] Tad [Francis E. Walter] / Tom [Clark].

Title: [Letter] March 18, Washington, D.C. [to] Tad [Francis E. Walter] / Tom [Clark].
Personal Author: Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977.
Date: March 18.
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: The note is written on Supreme Court of the United States letterhead. See also Walter's biography and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000108). See also additional letters in the collection between Clark and Walter.
Abstract: Clark thanks Walter for his suggestion of a "very worthy young man," but states that he believes "the boys are more helpful when they are fresh from the law school." He has decided to appoint Bob Nolan, a Georgetown graduate, who was highly recommended and connected to Walton Hamilton with whom Clark worked in the Justice Department. Clark began his career in Texas as a district attorney; the influence of his mentor Sam Rayburn, who is represented in the collection, secured him an appointment in 1937 in the Bureau of War Risk Litigation. In Washington, Clark handled antitrust, war claims, war fraud, and the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As Chief of War Frauds unit in 1942 he befriended Harry Truman who appointed him Attorney General in 1945 and Supreme Court justice in 1949 in recompense for developing Truman's anti-Communist program and passing civil rights legislation. Clark dismantled segregation by supporting the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education; he was also an advocate for the House Un-American Activities Committee, voting to sustain its investigative powers in 1961. The letter's recipient, Congressman Walter, was chairman of the Committee on Un-American Activities. Walter also served in World War II and as a Representative from Pennsylvania in the seventy-third and fifteen succeeding Congresses, serving from 1933 until his death May 31, 1963.
Personal Subject: Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977--Correspondence
Walter, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1894-1963.
Corporate Subject: United States. Supreme Court.
Subject: United States--Officials and employees--Political activity.
Recipient: Walter, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1894-1963.
 

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