John J. Carson

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John J. Carson
Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

John J. Carson was a 20th-century American politician who served in the Truman Administration as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from 1949 to 1953. [1]



Carson was born in Smith Valley, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, where he then grew up. [1]


Carson's first job was as a messenger boy for the president of the American National Bank of Indianapolis. He then worked for the Van Camp Packing Company as bookkeeper and accountant. By 1912, he had gone into journalism and had become city editor in Indianapolis. [1]

In 1918, he took a job in Washington, DC, as assistant correspondent for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat newspaper and moved shortly thereafter to the St. Louis Republic newspaper. Then, he moved to the Baltimore Sun , where he came to know H. L. Mencken and then the Scripps-Howard Evening Sun through 1922. [1]

His term overlapped closely with that of Stephen J. Spingarn. [2]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 Carson, John J.; Hess, Jerry N. (8 November 1971). "Oral History Interview with John J. Carson". Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  2. Spingarn, Stephen J.; Hess, Jerry N. (March 1967). "Oral History Interview with Stephen J. Spingarn". Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. Retrieved 20 August 2017.