Organization of the State Department
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Charles de Lane Hine, State Department, Diplomatic and Consular Service, inspectors, Bureau of Indexes and Archives, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Presidential Cabinet, Prime Minister, Chief of Staff, Civil Service Commission, William Howard Taft, Fred W. Carpenter, Gunn Richards & Company
The document is a carbon copy of a typed preliminary report from Charles de Lane Hine to the President concerning the current and planned reorganization of the State Department. He discusses the organization from a business perspective, positing that the Government and its branches are less efficient, but in many ways more accomplished at maintaining policies and effects. He also emphasizes the need for change as the idea of the Secretary of State as a Prime Minister figure has changed since the conception of the post. In addition, to improve efficiency and effectiveness, the report states that there should be a bureau or committee for each Department dedicated to the inspection and review of said Department.
Charles de Lane Hine
William Howard Taft
Folder 1-9, Document 18
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Hine, Charles De Lane, "Report on the Organization of the State Department, August 20, 1910" (1910). Organization of the State Department. 9.
"Preliminary Report H-7" is typed at the top of the report.