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Lewis W. Douglas Interview 1 Details December 19, 1962
Summary of Topics Covered:
Douglas recounts resigning as head of McGill University in 1939 to return to the U. S. to become part of the Committee to Defend America. He met Marshall in 1940 and recalls Marshall’s selection as Chief of Staff. He became Deputy Administrator of War Shipping Administration and discusses the difficulties in moving cargo by ship during the war. He talks of passage of the Selective Service Act. He recounts his selection to become U. S. Ambassador to London in 1947 and his work with Marshall relative to the Marshall Plan, negotiation with the Soviets, and the division of Europe.
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Forest Pogue recorded audio of this interview. The original tape and a digitized version are available from the George C. Marshall Research Library. Please contact the library to obtain a copy.