Oral history transcript, Frank M. Wozencraft, interview 4 (IV), 1/22/1969, by T.H. Baker


Oral history transcript, Frank M. Wozencraft, interview 4 (IV), 1/22/1969, by T.H. Baker

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interagency committees; Wozencraft's involvement in the President's Commission of the Observance of Human Rights Year 1968 and related conferences; the difference between government- and non-government-employed commission members; the Panel on Interchange of Executive Personnel; commission funding and the Russell Rider, which limited funds available to executive branch-created commissions; the Kaiser Commission; the Douglas Commission; the National Advisory Commission on Selective Service and its counter-commission led by General Mark Clark; bickering among Selective Service Commission members and lack of direction in the commission; the president's emergency fund; the increase in number of commissions leading up to LBJ and Nixon; the role of Congress and the executive branch in developing new legislation; Congress' ability to draft legislation; statutory commission funding; Wozencraft's involvement on the tripartite Commission on Political Activity of Government Personnel; the Commission's decisions regarding Hatch Act amendments; debate over whether a federal employee should be allowed to be a precinct chairman; the Commission's draft report being leaked to the press; legislation resulting from the Commission's work; John Macy's involvement as head of the Civil Service Commission; Wozencraft's regard for Macy; Wozencraft's and Harry McPherson's involvement in the Committee on the Interchange of Government; a program to allow private business employees to work temporarily in the federal government and vice versa; Carl Stover's pilot study on government/private business exchange programs; Roswell Perkins' business-to-government work plan in 1956; Secretary of Transportation Alan Boyd as chairman of the Interchange of Government Committee; early Committee meetings; resistance to the terms of the commitment, conflicts of interest, and fear that time spent in government work could hinder career development; LBJ signing a work program executive order January 19, 1969, so that the Nixon Administration would be responsible for appointing commission members to implement the programs; panel meetings in October 1968 to initiate plans for future work exchange programs.


Wozencraft, Frank M.


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Frank M. Wozencraft


T.H. Baker

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Post-Presidential (Jan. 21, 1969-)