Speaker: Honorable Harold Howe, II
Date: October 29, 1968
U.S. Commissioner of Education (1966-1968), whose greatest efforts were directed at desegregation of schools. His aggressive position on desegregation angered many Southern congressmen and created considerable friction with the Administration. In 1966, Congress passed a bill that restricted Howe?s authority to defer funds to school districts not complying with civil rights regulations.