Photograph of Robert Fechner, Director of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and Federal Partners, c. 1935

A labor leader from Tennessee, Robert Fechner (seated) served as director of the CCC from its founding in 1933 until his death from a heart attack in 1939. Conrad Wirth, assistant director of the National Park Service and liaison to the CCC, stands at the right.

FDR Presidential Libray, Hyde Park, NY