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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Werden, Gregory J., Establishment of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (August 6, 2018). St. John's Law Review , Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3226941 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3226941

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