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Power Controversy At Volunteer Ordnance Works

Congressman Estes Kefauver of Tennessee's 3rd District became involved in a dispute over who would provide electrical power to the Volunteer Ordnance Works being constructed in Chattanooga in 1941. Kefauver did not approve of the Tennessee Valley Authority competing with the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga in the retail sale of power and informed Lilienthal of his decision. In response, Gordon Clapp issued a telegram announcing TVA's withdrawal from the contracting process.

Subject

Contracts

Creator

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Record Group 142

Source

David E. Lilienthal's Correspondence Files, 1933-1946

Date

October 31-November 4, 1941

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 4 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 1264265

Coverage

Knoxville (Tenn.)

Original Format

Paper
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