Schwellenbach, Lewis Baxter

Schwellenbach, Lewis Baxter shwĕl´ənbäk [key], 1894–1948, American cabinet officer, b. Superior, Wis. After serving (1935–40) in the U.S. Senate, he was appointed (1940) U.S. district judge in Washington state. As Secretary of Labor (1945–48) under President Truman, he reorganized the Dept. of Labor and opposed congressional legislation curbing labor union activity.

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