Biography and History

Henry Roemer McPhee, Jr. (1925- ) is a lawyer who served as an economic advisor and special counsel to President Eisenhower. McPhee graduated from Princeton University in 1946 and Harvard University Law School in 1950. In July 1954, he joined Eisenhower's staff as special assistant to the President's Special Assistant for Domestic and International Affairs, Gabriel Hague. In this position, he aided in the administration of economic and political policies, working with every major department of the executive branch. In March of 1957, McPhee became assistant to the Special Counsel to the President, Gerald D. Morgan, and in the fall of 1958 became Associate Special Counsel to the President. In this capacity, he frequently worked directly with President Eisenhower. In January 1961, after the end of Eisenhower's second term as president, McPhee entered into the practice of law in Washington, D.C., specializing in issues concerning the federal government. He later became a partner in the firm Hamel, Morgan, Park & Saunders, also in Washington, D.C.

Source: From the finding aid for MC053

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases. 1952-1961 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC053

    Henry Roemer McPhee, Jr. (1925- ) is a lawyer who served as an economic advisor and special counsel to President Eisenhower. The Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases were compiled by McPhee and are composed of press releases issued by White House press secretary James C. Hagerty of the text for speeches by President Eisenhower and members of his staff at events and regarding his domestic and foreign policies. Also included are copies of Eisenhower's speeches from his 1952 campaign for the presidency.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases. 1952-1961 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC053

    Henry Roemer McPhee, Jr. (1925- ) is a lawyer who served as an economic advisor and special counsel to President Eisenhower. The Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases were compiled by McPhee and are composed of press releases issued by White House press secretary James C. Hagerty of the text for speeches by President Eisenhower and members of his staff at events and regarding his domestic and foreign policies. Also included are copies of Eisenhower's speeches from his 1952 campaign for the presidency.