John B. Hutson papers, 1933-1957

Descriptive Summary

Title
John B. Hutson papers, 1933-1957
Creator
Hutson, John B., 1890-1964.
Extent
2 Reels of microfilm.
Subjects
Hutson, John B, 1890-1964.
United Nations.
United States.--Dept. of Agriculture.--Agricultural Defense Relation.
Commodity Credit Corporation.
Agricultural administration--United States.
Tobacco--Records and correspondence.
Tobacco industry--United States.
Educators.
Statesmen.
Clippings
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Educator, statesman. Born near Murray, Ky., Hutson received a teaching degree from Western Kentucky State Teachers College (Western Kentucky University) in 1915, a B.S. from the University of Kentucky in 1917 and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1930. From 1919 to 1930 he engaged in research in economics and tobacco, with a stint from 1922 to 1924 as assistant professor of agricultural economics at U. K. In the ensuing years he held several positions in the U.S. government. Just prior to World War II, Hutson became deputy commissioner of agriculture in the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense and was the first head of the office of the Agricultural Defense Relation in the Department of Agriculture.
During the war (1941-1945), he was president of the Commodity Credit Corporation, Director of Food Production in the War Food Administration and deputy director for agriculture in the office of Mobilization and Reconservation. He was under secretary of the Department of Agriculture from July, 1945 to March, 1946. Hutson became Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations during its organization period from March, 1946 until March, 1947. In 1947 he was named president of the Tobacco Associates, Inc., an organization for the promotion of foreign trade, and served there until his retirement.
Scope and Content
See also accession 65M44, for additional materials related to this collection. This collection includes scrapbooks, speeches, articles and letters to Hutson. Within the scrapbooks are newspaper clippings, newsletters, invitations and correspondence with various foreign and domestic dignitaries. Clippings primarily center around Hutson's involvement in the tobacco industry. The majority of the letters are congratulatory notes to Hutson upon his acceptance of the various government positions to which he was appointed including assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Undersecretary of Agriculture and President of the Commodity Credit Corporation. Also included are various publications and ephemera from the United Nations.

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