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William D. Hassett Interview Details March 23, 1959
Summary of Topics Covered:
Hassett recounts his daily duties during Franklin Roosevelt’s administration, pre-Pearl Harbor period through Roosevelt’s death and subsequently duties through Truman’s administration. He speaks of the high regard each man had for General Marshall. He recalls that Marshall rarely traveled to Hyde Park, Key West, or other places with Roosevelt. Hassett was on friendly terms with Marshall’s officers, but never knew contents of papers they delivered to the White House. He took care of correspondences on the drafting of executive papers, such as proclamations and executive orders.
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