Committee on Public Information

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President Woodrow Wilson created this propaganda mill with his pen and his phone

The Committee on Public Information, sometimes referred to as CPI or the Creel Committee, was a federal propaganda organization,[1][2] organized by President Woodrow Wilson with executive order 2594.[3]

With executive order 3154, the CPI was terminated on August 21, 1919.


The CPI came into existence via Executive Order 2594, which was made possible by an expansion in the powers of the Executive Branch by the passage of the Overman Act.


The Creel Committee

The committee's members included George Creel as chairman of the CPI along with the secretaries of State (Robert Lansing), War (Newton D. Baker), and Navy (Josephus Daniels).[4]

Other Notable Members

See also

External links


  1. (2011) The End Of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 342. 
  2. (2008) World War One. ABC-CLIO, 342. 
  3. Executive Order 2594 - Creating Committee on Public Information (April 13, 1917).
  4. United States Committee on Public Information (1917). Official U. S. Bulletin, Volume 1, 4. 
  5. Catalog of Copyright Entries: Books, Volume 17