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