Solomon, Joel Warren, 1921-
Joel Warren Solomon (1921-1984) was a Chattanooga businessman and Democratic Party activist who worked on Jimmy Carter's 1976 election compaign. In May 1977 he was appointed as administrator of the US General Services Administration (GSA) under President Jimmy Carter, a position he held until 1979.
During his time at GSA he led one of the largest investigations in to government corruption in the nation's history. This investigation resulted in forty-one indictments of GSA employees and contractors. After leaving the GSA, Soloman started a real estate development firm in Chattanooga. The downtown post office and the federal building are named after him.
"Solomon, Joel Warren, 1921-." University of Virginia, accessed September 30, 2015. http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w62f9ht9
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Overview The Joel Solomon papers and photographs collection documents Solomon's service as head of the United States General Services Administration during President Jimmy Carter's administration. The collection includes records, correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs ranging from 1976 to 1979.