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Harold Ickes

Harold IckesAKA Harold LeClair Ickes

Born: 15-Mar-1874
Birthplace: Frankstown Township, PA
Died: 3-Feb-1952
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Friends Meeting House Cemetery, Sandy Spring, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of the Interior, 1933-46

[1] Variously a member of the Republican, Progressive, and Democratic parties.

Mother: (d. 1890)
Wife: Anna Wilmarth Thompson (m. 1911, d. 31-Aug-1935 auto accident, one son)
Son: Raymond
Wife: Jane Dahlman (m. 24-May-1938, one son, one daughter)
Son: Harold M. Ickes (b. 4-Sep-1939)
Daughter: Elizabeth Jane

    University: BA, University of Chicago (1897)
    Law School: LLD, University of Chicago (1907)

    The New Republic Columnist (1946-52)
    US Secretary of the Interior (1933-46)
    US Official Director, Public Works Administration
    American Civil Liberties Union
    City Club of Chicago
    NAACP President, Chicago Chapter

Author of books:
The New Democracy (1934, politics)
The Autobiography of a Curmudgeon (1943, memoir)
The Secret Diary of Harold L. Ickes (1953, journal)

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