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us: Ewing, Oscar R. (Oscar Ross), 1889-1980


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    • Oscar Ross
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      Ewing, Oscar R. (Oscar Ross), 1899-1980 Ewing, Oscar Ross, 1899-
  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from Harry S. Truman Library for His Papers, 1918-1976 (Oscar R. Ewing, 1899-1980; lawyer and govt. official; asst. chrm. and vice chrm., Demo. Nat. Comm.)
    • found: LC man. cat. (hdg.: Ewing, Oscar Ross, 1899- ; usage: Oscar R. Ewing)
    • found: Social Security History, via WWW, August 13, 2013 (Oscar R. Ewing (1889 - 1980); FSA, 1947-1953; Oscar Ewing was born in Greensburg, Indiana; after receiving a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, and a law degree from the Harvard School of Law in 1913, he joined a law firm in Indianapolis; Mr. Ewing served in the U.S. Army during World War I, and upon his discharge in 1919 he joined the law firm of Hughes, Sherman and Dwight, headed by Charles Evans Hughes, who was to become Chief Justice of the United States; in the early 1940's Mr. Ewing was assistant vice chairman and later vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee; at the 1944 Democratic convention he was a member of a group that led a movement to make Senator Harry S. Truman the candidate for Vice President on the ticket with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was seeking a fourth term; in 1947 Mr. Ewing was appointed Administrator of the Federal Security Agency, a position held until his retirement in 1953)
    • found: Find A Grave, via WWW, August 13, 2013 (Oscar Ross Ewing; born March 8, 1889 in Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana; died January 8, 1980 in Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina; Attorney, Hughes, Hubbard & Ewing, New York, New York, and predecessor firms, 1919-1947; Assistant Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 1940-1942; Vice Chairman, 1942-1947; Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, 1942 and again in 1947; Acting Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 1946; Administrator of the Federal Security Agency, 1947-1953; organizer and member of an unofficial political policy group during the Truman administration, 1947-1952)
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