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Encyclopedia > George M. Humphrey
Humphrey's signature, as used on American currency
Humphrey's signature, as used on American currency

George Magoffin Humphrey (March 8, 1890January 20, 1970) was an American lawyer, businessman and Cabinet secretary. Image File history File links George_M_Humphrey. ... Image File history File links George_M_Humphrey. ... Image File history File links G_M_Humphrey_sig. ... Image File history File links G_M_Humphrey_sig. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in leap years). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


Raised in Saginaw, Michigan, Humphrey received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan and was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1912. After practicing law in his hometown for five years with his father's firm, he accepted a position with steel manufacturer M. A. Hanna and Company in 1917. That association lasted 35 years and included his ascension to company president in 1929. Saginaw redirects here. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM or U of M) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Following Dwight Eisenhower's election to the Presidency in 1952, Humphrey was recommended by close adviser Gen. Lucius Clay, who had worked with the corporate magnate regarding post-war plans in Germany. Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... General Lucius D. Clay (April 23, 1897 - April 16, 1978) was an American general. ...


As Secretary of the Treasury in the first Republican Administration in 20 years, Humphrey was, without question, one of the most influential of President Eisenhower's Cabinet members. Eisenhower was once quoted as saying, "When George speaks, we all listen." The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ...


Humphrey had given up a $300,000 salary to accept the Cabinet position that paid just $22,500. He fought to have a balanced budget, tight money, limits on welfare and foreign aid, as well as "tickle down" tax cuts. He was even more adamant about government spending, saying in a 1957 press conference that if it wasn't curbed, "you will have a depression that will curl your hair." 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Following Humphrey's departure that same year, he returned to the Hanna Company, serving as honorary board chairman and director, then later became chairman of National Steel Corporation. The National Steel Corporation (1929—2003) was a major American steel producer. ...


In 1962, Humphrey became embroiled in controversy when a Senate committee investigated the stockpiling of nickel during his time in the Cabinet. The $98 million deal involved companies he had once headed, but he explained that his motivation was to increase the country's strategic stockpiles.


Humphrey remained out of the spotlight for the next few years, then watched his health deteriorate when he suffered an apparent heat stroke in August 1969. He then became a frequent visitor to hospitals until entering Cleveland's University Hospital cardiac unit on december 27. He died just over three weeks later and was buried at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland redirects here. ...

Preceded by
John W. Snyder
United States Secretary of the Treasury
19531957
Succeeded by
Robert B. Anderson

 
 

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