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I pretend to be a gentleman, and, when the other fellow finds out, it is too late.

Hopkins was asked how he managed to contend with the infighting of some of the more experienced, less than ethical political types in the government:

Harry Hopkins, 1890-1946, U. S. Secretary of Commerce (Democrat), Director, Works Progress Administration, Director, Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Special Assistant to the President, Remark to Charles E. Merriam

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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.

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