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John R. Steelman

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John R. Steelman
Portrait of John R. Steelman as Director, United States Conciliation Service, Department of Labor.
Director of the Office of Defense Mobilization
In office
March 31, 1952 – September 8, 1952
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Preceded byCharles Wilson
Succeeded byHenry H. Fowler
1st White House Chief of Staff
In office
December 12, 1946 – January 20, 1953
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySherman Adams
Personal details
John Roy Steelman

(1900-06-23)June 23, 1900
Thornton, Arkansas, U.S
DiedJuly 14, 1999(1999-07-14) (aged 99)
Naples, Florida, U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
EducationHenderson State University (BA)
Vanderbilt University (MA)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (PhD)

John Roy Steelman (June 23, 1900 - July 14, 1999) was the first Assistant to the President of the United States serving President Harry S. Truman from 1946 to 1953. The office later became the White House Chief of Staff.