Book Discussion on Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years
Keith McFarland and David Roll talked about their book Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years, published… read more
Keith McFarland and David Roll talked about their book Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years, published by Indiana University Press. The book profiles the life and career of the second U.S. Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. Mr. Roll and Mr. McFarland detailed Mr. Johnson’s time in office, including the 1949 “Revolt of the Admirals” which they explain led to Johnson’s resignation at Truman’s request in September of 1950. Keith McFarland and David Roll, a Washington, D.C. partner of the West Virginia law firm of Steptoe and Johnson, also described Louis Johnson’s involvement in the founding of the firm in the early 1900s. They showed slides throughout their presentations. After their presentations they together answered questions from members of the audience.
The event was held in the Los Angeles office of Steptoe and Johnson. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Janssen, Laurence Partner Steptoe and Johnson
- McFarland, Keith D. President Texas A. and M. University - Commerce
- Roll, David L. Partner Steptoe and Johnson
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