Keyserling, Leon H.

Keyserling, Leon H.

(1908–87) lawyer, government official; born in Charleston, S.C. Senator Robert Wagner's legislative aide in the 1930s, he drafted the Social Security and Labor Relations Acts. A liberal member of Truman's Council of Economic Advisors (1946–52), he advocated full employment. Afterward he served as legal counsel to public employee unions.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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