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January 14
1909 Director Logan Page addresses a good roads convention in Salt Lake City, UT, on the roads of different sections of the country, compared with roads in other countries. "Suffice it to say," he explains, "that the principle of state aid and supervision constitutes the germ of the only road administration which has proven successful in other countries."
1956 BPR Commissioner F. V. du Pont resigns to work as a consultant to Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks in furthering President Dwight D. Eisenhower's road program. Secretary Weeks announces that Charles D. "Cap" Curtiss, Deputy Commissioner in charge of the Division of Finance and Management, will assume the administrative duties of Commissioner.
Members of the Headquarters staff attending a weekly meeting to discuss BPR policy matters. From left to right: F. C. Turner, J. C. Allen, A. C. Clark, C. D. Curtiss (BPR Commissioner), P. F. Royster (Department of Commerce), E. H. Holmes, and H. F. Kaltenbach.
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