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Hopkins, Harry Lloyd


Born Aug. 17, 1890, in Sioux City, Iowa; died Jan. 29, 1946, in New York. US statesman.

From 1938 to 1940, Hopkins was secretary of commerce. During World War II he was an adviser and special assistant to President F. Roosevelt. In the summer of 1941 he carried on negotiations in Moscow on questions of coordinated action in the war against fascist Germany, which promoted the convocation of the Moscow conference of 1941 (September 29 to October 1). He was a member of the US delegation to the Tehran conference of 1943 and the Crimean conference of 1945, and he accompanied F. Roosevelt to the Quebec and Cairo conferences of 1943. In May and June 1945 he conducted negotiations with the government of the USSR in Moscow, particularly on preparations for the Potsdam conference of 1945. In July 1945 he retired from political activity.


Sherwood, R. Ruzvel’t i Gopkins glazmi ochevidtsa, vols. 1–2. (Translated from English.) Moscow, 1958.
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Among his closest advisers--agriculture secretary Henry Wallace, presidential aide Raymond Moley, labor secretary Frances Perkins, Civil Works Administration director Harry Hopkins, and budget director Lewis Douglas--were either conservatives who advocated for reduced spending or progressives who lobbied for increased oversight and aid for the poor.
She was born in Hillfields, Coventry, and moved to Matterson Road, Radford, Coventry, with her husband Harry Hopkins, who died of lung cancer 23 years ago, aged 70.
The only exception was the next-to-last sentence, the phrasing of which was suggested by his close adviser Harry Hopkins.
And while Edith and Grace Abbott had powerful support to expand the scope of mothers' pensions under Social Security, at the last minute Harry Hopkins, director of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, substituted his own plan, which subsequently was enacted into law.
There is no account of the social science and policy work of people such as Jane Addams, Florence Kelley, and their colleagues at Hull House, or New Deal architects Harry Hopkins and Francis Perkins.
He told Harry Hopkins, one of Roosevelt's closest aides, "I would rather have a declaration of war now and no supplies for six months than double the supplies you are sending us but no declaration of war.
I WAS appalled to read of the pensioner, Harry Hopkins, who had his life savings stolen by a vile criminal (' I've lost the lot', ECHO, Sept 19).
Retired civil engineer Harry Hopkins, 74, was sitting outside his sheltered accommodation flat on Huyton's Longview estate when the thief pulled up in a van and asked him if he wanted to buy a bed.
naval representative on the Combined Munitions Assignment Board alongside Harry Hopkins.
Picture/Flair PhotographyThe wedding took place of Rachel Frances Williamson, daughter of Alison and Eric Williamson, and Robert Simon Hopkins, son of Chris and Harry Hopkins.
Tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect," as Roosevelt's aide Harry Hopkins put it, became the basis of Democratic power.
The fundamental continuity of Soviet foreign policy vis-a-vis the Western democracies from day one of the Bolshevik Revolution, which is luminously clear to Henderson and his subalterns, was apparently not so clear to President Roosevelt and to those around him like Harry Hopkins, who simply did not, could not, or would not understand the meaning of Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism.