The Marshall Plan
"Paul G. Hoffman, the automobile executive who headed the United Nations Development Program and who was the first administrator of the Marshall Plan after World War II." — From the New York Times obituary
Hoffman received the Medal of Freedom for “moving the world out of the devastation of World War II and through a difficult period of decolonization and emergent nationhood.”
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4/3/48 In this Photograph, President Truman is signing the European Recovery Program bill, more commonly known as the Marshall Plan.
4/3/48 NYT Caption: President Truman signs the European Recovery Program bill. Looking on are, left to right: Under Secretary of State Robert A. Lovett, Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg, Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, Representative Charles Eaton, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Senator Tom Connally, Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug, Representative Joseph Martin, speaker of the House, and Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson, Attorney General Tom Clark, Representative Sol Bloom and Postmaster General Jesse Donaldson.
10/15/47 NYT Caption: William L. Clayton in his office as he held a press conference prior to leaving his post at Under-secretary of State for Economic Affairs.
Clayton played an instrumental role in the Marshall Plan, after which he resigned to return to business but continued to play a major role in foreign policy. Read More.