Senator William E. Borah and Senator Gerald P. Nye
May, 1937
Senator Gerald Nye of North Dakota and Senator William Borah of Idaho were the most vocal critics of the National Recovery Administration (NRA) and the fair competition codes because they believed the codes adversely impacted small businesses. Senator Nye and the director of the NRA Hugh Johnson worked out a proposal to establish a board to receive and investigate complaints from small businesses. This board became the National Recovery Review Board and Clarence Darrow was later chosen to chair the board. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-hec-22663