At the first meeting in Washington, D.C., on 17 August 1939. Seated left to right: Dr. Harold G. Moulton, Honorable Charles Edison Acting Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Edward R. Stettinius Chairman, War Resources Board, Honorable Louis Johnson, Assistant Secretary of War. Standing left to right: Commander A.B. Anderson, USN, Admiral Harold R. Stark, USN, Dr. Karl Compton, Mr. John L. Pratt, General George C. Marshall, USA, and Colonel H.K. Rutherford, USA.
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