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Richberg, Donald Randall

Donald Randall Richberg, 1881–1960, American public official, b. Knoxville, Tenn. He practiced law in Chicago, served as attorney for the city and for Illinois, and became nationally known after specializing in railroad and labor legislation. He helped draft (1933) the act that established the National Recovery Administration and was (1933–35) adviser to the NRA before becoming (1935) its chief administrator. After the NRA was declared unconstitutional, he returned to law practice. His writings include A Man of Purpose (1922), Tents of the Mighty (1930), and Government and Business Tomorrow: a Public Relations Program (1943).

See his autobiography, My Hero (1954); study by T. E. Vadney (1970).

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