Roosevelt Holds Conference on Naval Defense


Robert H. Jackson, Henry Stimson, Sumner Welles, Frank Knox, Naval Defense, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Attorney General, Bases for Destroyers Deal 1940


Roosevelt Holds Destroyer Parley President Roosevelt returned to Washington on August 22, 1940 to set up the American part of the American-Canadian defense board, and pursue negotiations for naval bases in British Western Hemisphere possessions, and consider whether to transfer American destroyers to Great Britain. Four members of FDRs cabinet leave the conference together. Left to right: Robert H. Jackson (Attorney General), Henry Stimson (Secretary of War), Sumner Welles (Acting Secretary of State), Frank Knox (Secretary of the Navy).


20th Century, Washington D.C., 1940


The Robert H. Jackson Center


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