2-149 To Brigadier General Clement A. Trott, April 1, 1940

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: April 1, 1940

To Brigadier General Clement A. Trott

April 1, 1940 [Washington, D.C.]


Dear Trott:

I have just received your note of the 30th, about Mr. Baruch’s delayed and uncertain visit. I am sorry you had so much trouble but very glad that you were able to give him the attention you describe. I had a telegram from him stating that he would arrive there at eleven o’clock, and that was all I knew.

The fact of the matter is, confidentially, Baruch and Hugh Johnson have turned to for the purpose of preventing a heavy Senate slash in our appropriation bill, and both of them are very powerful at that sort of thing, and for that reason I am all the more appreciative of your effort to look after Baruch.1

Faithfully yours,

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed letter.

1. Brigadier General Hugh S. Johnson (U.S.M.A., 1903) had been administrator of the National Recovery Administration from June 1933 to October 1934. Johnson had long been associated with Baruch as a statistician and investigator of industrial stabilization problems.

Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 186.

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