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Morgenthau Resigns As Secretary of Treasury; President Truman Lauds His Efforts

High tribute was paid today by President Truman to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. following his announcement that Mr. Morgenthau had resigned from the office which he has held since 1934.

The President lauded Mr. Morgenthau’s efforts for the nation both during the years of peace and war. No successor to Mr. Morgenthau will be appointed until the President returns from his conference with Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin, it was announced.

Secretary of State James F. Byrnes today announced the appointment of Benjamin V. Cohen as one of his three special assistants. Mr. Cohen previously served as general counsel of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion when Mr. Byrnes was its director, and held many other government posts.