Ickes, Harold LeClair

Birth Name Ickes, Harold LeClair
Call Name Harold
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth March 15, 1874    

Graduation 1897 University of Chicago, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States of America Harold L. Ickes earned his BA

Occupation     Harold Ickes served as Secretary of the Interior

Event Note

Harold L. Ickes was responsible for implementing much of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.
He and Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins, were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet who remained in office for his entire presidency.


Marriage 1938   Harold L. Ickes married Jane Dahlman



Married Wife Dahlman, Jane
  1. Ickes, Harold McEwen


Harold Ickes and his aides supported settling refugees in Alaska and the Virgin Islands.
When Ickes presented President Franklin Roosevelt with a plan to bring Jewish refugees to Alaska as laborers to develop its mineral-rich territory, President Roosevelt countered with a watered-down version in which “not more than 10 percent would be Jews, and thus [we] would be able to avoid the undoubted criticism that we klin be subjected to if there were an undue proportion of Jews.”
The President's version would not save many Jewish refugees, but he would spare him condemnation by his anti-Semitic critics.


In early 1940, refugee sympathizers in Congress introduced the King-Havenner Bill permitting foreign workers to enter Alaska outside the quota system.
Although President Roosevelt’s supposed supported the idea of refugees colonizing Alaska, when the bill was introduced, the President backed away from it,


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