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Johnson, Louis

American (1776 - present, Republic)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Assistant Secretary of War
U.S. Department of War, U.S. Government
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1947
"LOUIS JOHNSON, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States during the recent war period. Mr. Johnson, as Assistant Secretary of War from September, 1939 to July, 1940 reviewed and presented industrial mobilization plans and made recommendations for increasing their effectiveness; initiated a program to start the placing of educational orders with industry in order to build up munitions production capacity; obtained appropriations for constructing munitions plants of various types; supported a policy of stockpiling critical materials for use in emergency; and was instrumental in the establishment of the basic munitions program on which America mobilized for war. His services in the assurance of adequate provision for the mobilization of materials and industrial organizations essential. to wartime needs, which continued throughout the war, was a major factor in the success of the allied war effort."
Medal for Merit