Harry Hopkins Quotes

Every public official concerned with administering public funds owes it to all our citizens to be prepared at any time to account to the last penny of the public money placed in his hands.

This early commitment to an audit trail was actually written by presidential assistant Louis McHenry Howe in making suggestions for the speech.
Harry Hopkins
Harry Hopkins
  • Born: August 17, 1890
  • Died: January 29, 1946
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Diplomat

Harry Lloyd Hopkins was an American social worker, the 8th Secretary of Commerce, and one of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's closest advisors. He was one of the architects of the New Deal, especially the relief programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which he directed and built into the largest employer in the country. In World War II, he was Roosevelt's chief diplomatic adviser and troubleshooter.