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John Wesley Snyder
Birth: Jun. 21, 1895
Jonesboro
Craighead County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1985
Seabrook Island
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Presidential Cabinet Member. He studied engineering at Vanderbilt University, but did not graduate. Snyder was an Army lieutenant during World War I. During his service he met and became friends with Harry Truman. After the war he moved to St. Louis, where was a member of the Army Reserve and worked in banking. In the early 1930s he began a career in government, serving as an executive in numerous New Deal agencies that worked to improve America's economy during the Great Depression. During World War II he was Director of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, working first to ensure sufficient materiel production for the war effort, and then to reestablish a peace time economy. In 1946 President Truman appointed Snyder Secretary of the Treasury, an office he held until 1953. He earned accolades for stablizing US finances by paying down the national debt and encouraging greater participation in the US Savings Bonds program. After leaving office Snyder was active in several philanthropic endeavors, including the Georgetown University Library's John W. Snyder Book Endowment Fund. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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Washington National Cathedral
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Oct 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16333455
John Wesley Snyder
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- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Oct. 8, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013
How lucky I was to be able to see you many times over the years...your smile, your laugh and most of all your kindness will always be remembered.
- Imamurray
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
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