By Richard L. Wilson
Profiles of significant figures in American politics, from Bella Abzug via Woodrow Wilson, prepared alphabetically, through region of job, and through 12 months of start.
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He organized the draft and marshaled national economic resources for the war effort. After 1916, the army grew from less than 100,000 to more than 4 million. During the two years of United States participation in World War I, 2 million served in France. S. S. General Pershing. While he faced some congressional criticism for a lack of preparedness when the war broke out, the real cause of any lack of preparedness predated Baker. S. armed forces to an unprecedented degree. Baker’s close association with Wilson continued after the president suffered his incapacitating strokes in 1919.
Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998. Peskin, Alan. “Chester A. Arthur” in The American Presidents, edited by Frank N. Magill, John L. Loos, and Tracy Irons-Georges. : Salem Press, 2000. Reeves, Thomas Charles. Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur. New York: Knopf, 1975. Atchison, David Rice (1807–1886) senator, Confederate leader David Rice Atchison was a famous representative of his age, and an important part of his fame extends from his long struggle against his great rival, THOMAS HART BENTON.
When it was over, Wilson offered Baker the cabinet post of secretary of war. Their mutual quiet, scholarly approach to government made them natural allies. Baker was a pacifist by background, but he loyally committed himself to the war once it began. He organized the draft and marshaled national economic resources for the war effort. After 1916, the army grew from less than 100,000 to more than 4 million. During the two years of United States participation in World War I, 2 million served in France.
American Political Leaders by Richard L. Wilson