(1889–1976) (D-N.C.), U.S. rep. (1925–40); U.S. comptroller gen. (as of 1940); ruled (Oct. 7, 1943) that inclusion of nondiscrimination clauses in govt. contracts was directive, not mandatory. His statement overruled by FDR’s letter (Nov. 6, 1943) to atty. gen. declaring the provisions mandatory. Warren reluctant to send FEPC a copy of GAO memorandum on employment rights of Japanese Americans.
1889 December 16
1976 December 28