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William N. Doak Portrait Artist: Eben Comins

William N. Doak

Tenure: December 9, 1930 to March 4, 1933

From Virginia; high school and business college education. Worked as a railroad trainman; active in and rose to vice president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; edited the union's magazine.

Appointed by Herbert Hoover. Worked to cope with the catastrophe of the Great Depression. In collaboration with his predecessor, then-Senator Davis, worked for the passage of the Davis-Bacon Act to require that workers on federal construction projects be paid the prevailing wage for the area.








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