james francis byrnes

Byrnes

[burnz]
noun
1.
James Francis, 1879–1972, U.S. statesman and jurist: secretary of state 1945–47.
2.
Joseph Wellington, 1869–1936, U.S. lawyer: Speaker of the House 1935–36.
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james francis byrnes

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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