Harry Lloyd Hopkins

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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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Hopkins quote reported in "Secretary of Commerce Harry Lloyd Hopkins Speaks before Iowa Legislature," Des Moines Register, February 24, 1939.