JMAS.C-04 Oscar Cox Papers

Documents from [1942] to [1945]

Identity Statement

Reference Code
Extent and Medium

n.3 files

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure


Oscar Cox, formerly the Assistant Solicitor General at the Dept. of Justice took over the position of General Counsel for the Foreign Economic Administration (FEA), which assumed responsibility for Lend Lease near the end of the war. Cox with the help of Harry Dexter White from the Treasury Dept. and Will Clayton, Under Secretary of State promoted the idea of a "master agreement" on Lend Lease to be signed with France along the same lines as the agreements with GB and the Soviet Union. They brought their idea to the War Department who finally agreed to such a proposal and in January 1945, Roosevelt in a Cabinet meeting approved negotiations for the new Lend Lease Programme with France.

Allied Materials

Location of Originals

The originals are held in various Archives and Presidential Libraries in the USA

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