Frederick C. Howe

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Person.png Frederick C. Howe   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornNovember 21, 1867
DiedAugust 3, 1940 (Age 72)
Alma materMiami University, Allegheny College, Johns Hopkins University


On 27 July 1933, George N. Peek, head of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration appointed Howe as the head of the Consumers' Counsel.[1] Howe was associated with other left-wing members of the Roosevelt administration.

Rexford Tugwell claimed that Howe was "the subject of vitriolic attacks by the business interests" and was "pictured as a Red".[2] Chester R. Davis now decided to get rid of Howe. He later recalled: "Fred Howe was a man of high ideals and very practical sense. He was the 'turn the other cheek' type. He was a well-meaning man who permitted his organization to be loaded down with a group of people who were more concerned with stirring up discontent than they were with achieving the objectives of the act." [3]


  2. Rexford Tugwell, Roosevelt's Revolution (1977) page 355
  3. Chester R. Davis, Reminiscences (1953) page 313

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