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Senator Harry S. Truman and Senators Homer Ferguson, Harold Burton, Thomas Connally, and Ralph Brewster.
 

Truman Committee. [ Library of Congress. ]

Image: Charles P. Clark, associate counsel; Hugh P. Fulton, chief counsel; and Senator Harry S. Truman
 

Charles P. Clark, associate counsel; Hugh P. Fulton, chief counsel; and Senator Harry S. Truman, chairman of the National Defense Program Committee.  [Photo courtesy of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library.]

John Lewis before the Truman commitee
 

On March 26, 1943 John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers, testifying before the Truman committee in the Senate Caucus Room. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.  [Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.]

Image: Truman committee visitng a Ford Motor Company, 1942.
 

On April 13, 1942, the Truman committee visited a Ford Motor Company in Michigan. Pictured (left to right) Senator Joseph Ball, chief counsel Hugh Fulton, Senator Prentiss Brown, Senator Harry Truman, Paul Brown, Senator Ralph Brewster, Senator James Mead, unknown, Senator Monrad Wallgren,Senator Harold Burton, and Senator Harley Kilgore.  [Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.]

Time Magazine cover featuring Harry S Truman, March 8, 1943
 

Arguably, the Truman committee’s greatest legacy was the career of Senator Harry Truman. On March 8, 1943, Time Magazine featured the chairman on its cover with the caption “Investigator Truman.”  [Photo courtesy of Time Magazine.]

John Milledge
 

The Truman committee on inspection of a Ford bomber plant at Willow Run, Michigan. Left to right: Senator Harley Kilgore, Senator Harold Burton, Senator Harry Truman, Senator Homer Ferguson, Edsel Ford, Bricker, and Senator Joseph Ball.  [Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.]