BRADLEY DELAMATER NASH PAPERS, 1923-1966
1900, April 7 Born at Boston, Mass. Son of Edward and Allie (DeLamater) Nash
1923 Graduated cum laude from Harvard, majoring in economics and finance.
1924‑27 Engaged in banking business in Boston.
1927‑29 Secretary to Herbert Hoover.
1929, February to March 1932 National City Bank, New York City
1932, August to August 1935 Financial consultant with Reconstruction Finance Corporation, advising on proposals for self‑liquidating public works loans.
1935, July to July 1937 Returned to banking business in New York City with the firm of A.C. Allyn., principally in the underwriting of large municipal loans.
1937, August to 1940 Banking business with Delafield and Delafield in New York City.
1941, March to December 1942 Director of the Bureau of Finance, War Production Board. Devised loan and financial assistance programs to make possible the transition of large and small businesses from peacetime to war time production levels. Helped to organize the Smaller War Plants Corporation to assist businessmen with loans and technical assistance.
1942, December Resigned to accept a commission in the U.S. Army. Attended Military Government School at Charlottesville, N.C. Served in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. As Deputy Chief Revenue Officer for Italy Nash was engaged in efforts to rehabilitate the Italian revenue and budget systems. Discharged as a Lt. Col. in 1946.
1946, July to August 1947 Director, Disposal Policy Division, War Assets Administration.
1948 Campaigned for Thomas E. Dewey.
1948, December to September 1950 Banking business with Folger, Nolan., Inc, in Washington, D.C.
1951, August to 1952 Consultant to National Securities Resources Board In the Executive Office of the President.
1953 Consultant to President's Advisory Committee on Government Organization., popularly known as the Rockefeller Committee
1953‑56 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Aviation, USAF.
1956 Resigned his position to run for Congress from the 2nd Congressional district of West Virginia. Defeated in primaries
1956, June 30 Married to Ruth Cowan.
1957‑61 Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Transportation
1961‑63 Consultant to the U.S. Weather Bureau
1963‑64 Historian and consultant with the National Park Service
The papers of Bradley DeLamater Nash, banker, government consultant, and army officer were given to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library by deed of gift on May 19, 1969 by Bradley DeLamater Nash. Additional accretions were received until 1991.
Hoover staff reprocessed the Nash papers in 2014 to facilitate research. In doing this, the materials from the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce series were folded into the Subject files series. Printed materials, reports, and government documents without marginal notes by Nash were removed from the collection at this time.
1‑2 Correspondence, 1945‑1966
3‑13 Professional files, 1923‑1964
1 Correspondence, 1945-1957 (11 folders)
2 Correspondence, 1958-1966 (11 folders)
3 Articles by B. D. Nash, 1923-1962
4 Correspondence (3 Folders)
5 Deputy Undersecretary of Transportation. Commerce Department
6 Morgantown Airport, 1955-1957
7 Election of 1928
8 Inauguration, 1929
9 Memos to the President, 1953
10 Original Manuscript
11 Disposal Policy Division History, 1948
12 West Virginia Centennial
13 World War II