Establishment of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
11 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2018 Last revised: 24 Nov 2018
Date Written: August 6, 2018
Official sources state that the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice was created by Attorney General Homer S. Cummings in 1933, but no corroboration is provided. This note carefully examines the events of 1933 as well prior history, and it discovers that the Antitrust Division actually was established by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer in 1919.
Keywords: Antitrust, Antitrust Division, History
JEL Classification: K21, N42, N82
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