THE CABINET: End of the Line

When Julius Albert Krug was called in to replace terrible-tempered Harold Ickes as Secretary of the Interior, there seemed no limits to the glistening future of the Wisconsin wonder boy. Behind him was an impressive record of public service as a member of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, manager of TVA's power operations, head of the War Production Board. At 38, he was the youngest officer in the Cabinet, a hard-driving New Dealer who quickly mastered Interior's operations and spent at least half of his time in the field, brushing up on...

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