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Harold LeClair Ickes


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Harold LeClair Ickes (March 15, 1874 – February 3, 1952) was a United States administrator and politician. He served as United States Secretary of the Interior for 13 years, from 1933 to 1946, the longest tenure of anyone to hold the office, and the second longest serving Cabinet member in U.S. history next to James Wilson. Ickes was responsible for implementing much of President Franklin D. ... more »

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  • ''I am against government by crony.''
    Harold L. Ickes (1874-1952), U.S. politician. speech, Feb. 1946, on resigning from his post as Secretary of the Interior. Referring to President T...
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