Harry Hopkins

Harry Hopkins (1890-1946) was a social worker and close adviser to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Born in Sioux City and raised in Grinnell, Iowa, he graduated from Grinnell College in 1912. He worked with FDR to help engineer the New Deal that helped bring the United States out of the Great Depression, and he stayed on as an adviser during WWII. Before his work with FDR, he worked with the Red Cross during WWI. Grinnell College has named a building for Hopkins in honor of his important social and government work.

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