Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins (1880-1965) was the Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, serving under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. She was first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet and was the principal architect of much of the New Deal including the National Labor Relations Act, the minimum wage and the Social Security Act.


Social Security for U.S.

By: - September 4, 2023

Editor’s note: The following is a national radio address delivered by U.S. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins on Feb. 25, 1935. I have been asked to speak to you tonight on the administration’s program for economic security which is now, as you know, before Congress. It seems to me that few legislative proposals have had […]