THE ADMINISTRATION: Some Were Disloyal

Reporting on the progress of the President's loyalty program, Attorney General Tom C. Clark declared that 2,110,521 Government employees had been found loyal beyond question. The status of 6,344 employees—about one-third of 1%—had needed further investigation by the FBI. By latest count, 883 of these had resigned rather than face a loyalty-board hearing. Forty-four were cases of mistaken identity—the accused just happened to have the same names as subversive suspects not employed by the Government. In the 1,092 cases acted on by loyalty boards, 59 employees have been adjudged disloyal and recommended for dismissal.

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