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War Trade Board

WAR TRADE BOARD

WAR TRADE BOARD. The War Trade Board was created by President Woodrow Wilson through an executive order dated 12 October 1917, issued under the authority of the Trading with the Enemy Act (6 October). The order vested the agency with control over both imports and exports. The board members were representatives of the secretaries of state, treasury, agriculture, and commerce, and of the food administrator and the chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board, with Vance C. McCormick as the chairman. An executive order transferred the duties and functions of the board to the Department of State on 1 July 1919.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Leuchtenburg, William E. The Perils of Prosperity, 1914–1932. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Erik McKinleyEriksson/c. w.

See alsoShipping Board, U.S. ; State, Department of ; Trade with the Enemy Acts ; World War I .

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