The central offices of the Board are located in Washington. The organization follows a functional outline, and major divisions may be considered.
Under the law the Board is composed of three members, each appointed for a term of five years, although the original appointees were to serve for one, three, and five years, respectively. J. Warren Madden was designated by President Roosevelt as chairman and appointed for five years. Other original appointees were J. Carmody and Edwin S. Smith. The appointed chairman who was to guide the Board through its most difficult years and implement the expression of public policy was primarily a lawyer in training and experience, with almost no experience in the field of labor. The chairman was very instrumental in setting the tenor for the Board's legalistic approach.1 At the end of Mr. Madden's term in 1940, Mr. H. A. Millis was appointed chairman of the Board. Donald Wakefield Smith was appointed to serve in the place of Mr. J. Carmody, who resigned in 1936. Mr. Smith was not reappointed at the expiration of his term; instead, Mr. William Leiserson, who was then Chairman of the National Mediation Board, was appointed for a five-year term, effective June 1, 1939. Mr. Edwin S. Smith was a member of the Board until August, 1941. Mr. Gerard D. Reilly was appointed a member to fill the place left vacant when Mr. Smith was not reappointed.
Charges and protests have been lodged against all members of the Board. Edwin Smith was excoriated for his views on in-____________________