Nye Committee

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Group.png Nye Committee  
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FormationApril 12, 1934
FounderGerald Nye
ExtinctionFebruary 24, 1936
Membership• Homer T. Bone
• James P. Pope
• Bennett Champ Clark
• Walter F. George
• W. Warren Barbour
• Arthur H. Vandenberg

The Nye Committee, officially known as the Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry, was a United States Senate committee (April 12, 1934 – February 24, 1936), chaired by U.S. Senator Gerald Nye (R-ND). The committee investigated the financial and banking interests that underlay the United States' involvement in World War I and the operations and profits of the industrial and commercial firms supplying munitions to the Allies and to the United States. It was a significant factor in public and political support for American neutrality in the early stages of World War II.[1][2]

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  1. Herman, Arthur (2012). Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, pp. 6, 12, 79, New York: Random House. ISBN 978-1400069644.
  2. Stuart D. Brandes (2015). Warhogs: A History of War Profits in America, pp. 210–225.

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