Brannan, Charles Franklin

Brannan, Charles Franklin, 1903–92, U.S. government official, b. Denver, LL.B. Univ. of Denver, 1929. He became a specialist in agriculture and mining law. In the Dept. of Agriculture after 1935, Brannan, as assistant secretary (1944–48), improved water facilities and flood control. He was also U.S. agricultural adviser to the UN Economic and Social Council from 1945. In 1948 he succeeded Secretary Clinton Anderson, whose long-range farm policy he continued. After stepping down as agriculture secretary in 1953, he was general counsel (1953–90) for the National Farmers Union.

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