Daniels, Jonathan Worth


(1902–81), newspaper reporter, editor, and author; presidential aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in charge of racial and labor problems and Southern politics (1943–45); press secretary to president (1945); U.S. member, UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (1947–53). He represented Roosevelt in discussions with FEPC on the Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding case in 1943 and the Philadelphia transit strike and Los Angeles Railway case in 1944. In 1948, Mitchell castigated Daniels for his opposition to the strong enforcement provisions of a federal fair employment practice law. Son of Josephus Daniels, newspaper editor and publisher and secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow Wilson.

1902 April 26
1981 November 6