Papers of a naval officer from Thorp, Wisconsin, primarily concerning his career as a legal counsel for the Tennessee Valley Authority and as an official for the occupation of post-World War II Germany. Pertaining to work as assistant chief of the Decartelization Branch of the Office of Military Government for Germany (U.S.) are correspondence; reports; Laurent's personal statement to the Ferguson Committee, which investigated the decartelization program; and information on the Bosch Combine, one of the German businesses which Laurent studied. Tennessee Valley Authority work is represented by numerous memoranda concerning the Southern States Power Company and other litigation with which Laurent was involved, briefs, compilations of federal laws concerning water resource regulation, and reports and memoranda on other topics. Work for the U.S. Navy conerning World War II contracts includes a compilation of relevant official documents and a draft war contracts manual. Other papers concern his legal career in Wisconsin and research on federal water resources legislation.
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