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Oscar L. Chapman Testifying before Senate Interior Committee, 1950. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-94480).

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Chapman, Oscar Littleton (22 October 1896–06 February 1978), humanitarian, politician, and secretary of the interior, was born in Halifax County, Virginia, the son of James Jackson Chapman and Rosa Blount, farmers. Portending his future liberalism, young Chapman rebelled against his southern heritage, choosing a picture of ...

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Labouisse, Henry Richardson (11 February 1904–25 March 1987), statesman and humanitarian, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Henry Richardson Labouisse and Frances Devereaux Huger (occupations unknown). Labouisse graduated from Princeton in 1926 and from Harvard Law School in 1929. He practiced law in New York City from 1929 until 1941 and married Elizabeth Scriven Clark in 1935. The couple had one daughter. Elizabeth Labouisse died in 1945. The ...