Byrnes, James Francis


byrnes, james francis

Democratic Party politician and administrator who, during World War II, was popularly known as "assistant president for domestic affairs" in his capacity as U.S. director of war mobilization (1943-45). He also served effectively as secretary of state (1945-47) in the challenging postwar period

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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