Bio: Charles Edward Rhetts was born in Columbus, Indiana, on May 21, 1910. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College, Rhetts earned his law degree from Harvard University in 1934. Rhetts maintained a private law practice specializing in labor law, but also held numerous positions within the U.S. government, including: Associate Solicitor, Department of Labor; Executive Assistant, War Production Board; Special Assistant to the Attorney General and Acting Attorney General, Department of Justice. He also served as U.S Ambassador to Liberia from 1962 to 1964. He died in London, England on November 15, 1971.
LBJ Connection: Donor of report to the U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle on the Detroit race riots of June 1943
Rhetts, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1910-1971,
Biographical info page,
LBJ Presidential Library,
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