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Oral history interview with Thomas C. Hart, 1962

Creator: Hart, Thomas C. 1877-1971
Project: Naval history project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 284 pages Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Naval officer, senator.

Scope and Contents

Childhood and education; Spanish-American War; ordnance, teaching, submarines; Army War College; command of MISSISSIPPI; submarine command; Superintendent, Naval Academy, 1931-34; heavy cruisers, 1934-36; General Board, 1936-39 and 1942-45; Asiatic Fleet, 1939-41; Hart Investigation of Pearl Harbor; Senator from Connecticut, 1945-47. Impressions of many political and military figures, including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Frank Knox, James Forrestal, General Douglas MacArthur and Admirals William Leahy, Harry Ervin Yarnell, Ernest King, Arthur Hepburn, Chester Nimitz, and Harold Stark.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1971.

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