Harry Hopkins, 1890-1946, U. S. Secretary of Commerce (Democrat), Director, Works Progress Administration, Director, Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Special Assistant to the President, Speech, Annual Conference of Mayors, Chicago, IL, November 23, 1934
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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.