Harold L. Ickes Quotes

Civilization as we know it could not continue to exist without oil.

 
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Harold L. Ickes
Harold L. Ickes
  • Born: March 15, 1874
  • Died: February 3, 1952
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Harold LeClair Ickes was an American administrator and politician. He served as United States Secretary of the Interior for 13 years, from 1933 to 1946, the longest tenure of anyone to hold the office, and the second longest-serving Cabinet member in U.S. history after James Wilson. Ickes and Labor Secretary Frances Perkins were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet who remained in office for his entire presidency.

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