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To Colonel Howard K. Loughry1
August 22, 1939 [Washington, D.C.]
My dear Colonel Loughry:
Now that Congress has adjourned, I wish to express to you and your officers my deep appreciation of the highly efficient manner in which you conducted budget matters, supervised the War Department’s presentations before the various committees of Congress, and, in general, influenced the handling of military legislation. Your office carried a greater burden of work than has ever been developed in the peace-time history of the Army, and this task was handled efficiently and with resultant success. It is a matter of great satisfaction to the War Department and merits high commendation for you and your staff.
I wish you would express to Colonel Brennan my thanks for his sound advice regarding the legal aspects of the presentations, and for the effective manner in which he advised and cooperated with the officials of Congress.2
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Loughry had served with the General Staff’s Congressional Budget section of the Budget and Legislative Planning Branch since May 1936.
2. Lieutenant Colonel Russell H. Brennan was assigned to handle legal affairs in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 39.