George Creel

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(politician, writer, propagandist)
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Born1876-12-01
Died1953-10-02 (Age 76)
SpouseBlanche Bates Alice May Rosseter
World War I propagandist. Headed the "Creel Commission" to try to get the US public to support involvement in WWI.

Committee on Public Information

Seven days after the United States entered World War I, Woodrow Wilson created the Committee on Public Information, a propaganda agency acting to release government news, to sustain morale in the US, to administer voluntary press censorship, and to develop propaganda abroad.[1] George Creel was named the head of the committee, and he created 37 distinct divisions, most notably the Division of Pictorial Publicity, the Four Minute Men Division, the News Division, and the Censorship Board.[1]



References

  1. a b Steven Vaughn. Holding Fast the Inner Lines. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980.


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