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Harry Hopkins
Harry Lloyd Hopkins
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1890
Date of Death: 1946
Cause of Death: Stomach Cancer
Occupation: Politician
Spouse: Ethel Gross (divorced 1929)
Barbara Duncan (died 1937)

Louise Macy

Children: David, Robert, Stephen (d. 1944), Diana
Political Party: Democratic Party
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Drive to the East
Type of Appearance: Direct
Political Party: Socialist Party
Harry Lloyd Hopkins (August 17, 1890 – January 29, 1946) was one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's closest advisers. He was one of the architects of the New Deal, served as Secretary of Commerce, and served as Roosevelt's chief diplomatic advisor during World War II.

Harry Hopkins in Southern VictoryEdit

Harry Hopkins was Secretary of the Interior in the Charles W. La Follette Administration. In 1942, he began a series of negotiations with Mormon insurrectionists and met face to face with Hyrum Rush. He offered status quo ante bellum if the Mormons laid down their arms. He further promised no treason trials or further persecutions. Rush felt this did not go far enough and requested a plebiscite on independence as was done in Kentucky, Houston and Sequoyah by Al Smith in 1941. The administration resisted making any further concessions and when Hopkins reported the negotiations to the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, a majority objected to the ones already made. Peace negotiations failed in the face of both Executive resistance and bipartisan opposition in the US Congress.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Drive to the East, pgs. 133-134, HC.
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Daniel C. Roper
United States Commerce Secretary
1938-1940
Succeeded by
Jesse Holman Jones
Political offices
(Southern Victory)
Preceded by
Henry Wallace
Secretary of the Interior for the United States
1942-1945
Succeeded by
Unknown

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