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S. Bruce Herschensohn Papers, White House Central Files, 1972-1974
6187824  
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Description
S. Bruce Herschensohn was a Deputy Special Assistant to the President. He was an expert on propaganda and film-making, serving initially as a consultant on political matters and as a speechwriter. Herschensohn would later act as a liaison with the public on Support the President matters. He arranged for support petitions to be accepted by the White House, the Staff, and in some cases, by the President. He also wrote support articles for newspapers and magazines.
Background
Stanley Bruce Herschensohn. September 10, 1932 Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1950 Graduated, University High School. 1950-1951 RKO Pictures, Hollywood, California. 1951-1952 U.S. Air Force, Korean War. 1952-1954 RKO Pictures, Hollywood, California. 1954-1956 General Dynamics Corporation, film editor/director. 1956-1968 Headed his own motion picture company, Los Angeles, California. April, 1972 Resigned as director of the Motion Picture and Television Service, United States Information Agency. September 1972 White House Staff Member, Deputy Special Assistant to the President. Worked under Dwight Chapin and Bob Haldeman as a speechwriter and consultant. In December, 1973, he became the contact person for "Support the President" groups and individuals. September 1974 Resigned from the White House Staff. Became the Executive Director of the United States Citizens Committee for Fairness to the Presidency. 1986 Ran for U.S. Senate from California.
Extent
6 linear feet, 2 linear inches; 14 boxes
Restrictions
Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.