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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.

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Joel Solomon papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-038
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of his Washington Papers as Head of the GSA, including speeches, correspondence, meetings, and other government documents. Some personal material is included.Joel Solomon (1922-1984) was the head of the General Services Administration under President Carter, from 1977-1979. Previous to that, he had served as chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the Greater Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce; Chief Executive Officer of the Arlen Shopping Centers of...
Dates: 1976-1979