Hugh S. Johnson

Member of FDR's Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson Full Name: Hugh S. Johnson
Nationality:

American

Profession: Member of FDR's Brain Trust
Why Famous: Johnson wrote numerous speeches for US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and helped plan the New Deal.

In 1933, Johnson was appointed as director of the National Recovery Administration by FDR, to bring industry, labor and government together to create codes of "fair practices" and to set prices and wages in the administration's battle against deflation.

He was Time's person of the year in 1933.

Born: August 5, 1881
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Scott, Kansas, USA

Died: April 15, 1942 (aged 60)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events in the Life of Hugh S. Johnson

  • 1933-08-01 National Recovery Administration (NRA) is founded with Hugh S. Johnson as its first director

Famous People who Died of Pneumonia