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The Antitrust Legacy of Thurman Arnold

  title={The Antitrust Legacy of Thurman Arnold},
  author={S. Waller},
  journal={Antitrust: Antitrust Law \& Policy},
  • S. Waller
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • Antitrust: Antitrust Law & Policy
No one will ever know exactly why Franklin Roosevelt hired Thurman Arnold as head of the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department in 1938. It may simply have been that head of the Antitrust Division was the first important administration job available when Arnold's supporters and friends sought a full-time Washington position for him. While the nomination proved to be an awkward and controversial choice, it was also an inspired choice. For the next five years, Thurman Arnold revitalized… Expand
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