Brain trust

   Sometimes known as the “Brains Trust,” this group of academic advisers was formed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in March 1932 to help plan the “First Hundred Days” of the New Deal. The group initially consisted of three professors from Columbia University, Raymond Moley, Rexford Tugwell, and Adolph Berle, but they were joined by Basil O’Connor, Samuel I. Rosenman, Hugh Johnson, Robert Lovett, and Frances Perkins. Named the Brains Trust by New York Times reporter James M. Kiernan, the group was often attacked in the press for their idealism. Although the original group ceased after 1933, Roosevelt continued to draw upon academics and lawyers for advice and to help write speeches on a number of issues.

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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  • brain-trust — [ brɛntrɶst ] n. m. • 1933; angl. amér. brain trust « trust du cerveau », nom donné à l équipe d intellectuels et de professeurs dont s entoura F. Roosevelt ♦ Anglic. Petite équipe d experts, de techniciens, etc., qui assiste une direction. Des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Brain-Trust — Brain|trust, Brain Trust [ breɪntrʌst], der; s, s [engl. amerik. brain trust, aus: brain = Gehirn u. ↑ Trust]: beratender Ausschuss (bes. in Wirtschaft u. Politik); Expertengruppe. * * * Brain|trust [ breɪntrʌst], (auch:) Brain Trust, der; [s], s …   Universal-Lexikon

  • brain trust — occasionally used since early 1900s, it became current in 1933, in reference to the intellectuals gathered by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt as advisors; from BRAIN (Cf. brain) (n.) + TRUST (Cf. trust) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • brain-trust — /breinˈtrast, ingl. ˈbreɪnˌtrʌst/ [vc. ingl. d America «trust di cervelli (brain)»] loc. sost. m. inv. trust di cervelli, gruppo di esperti, équipe (fr.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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  • brain trust — brain ,trust noun count AMERICAN a group of experts who advise an organization or government …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • brain trust — ☆ brain trust n. a group of experts unofficially acting as administrative advisers …   English World dictionary

  • Brain Trust — The term brains trust (originally plural, the s was later dropped) was first coined in 1901 and used in a sarcastic sense in reference to the first American general staff of the U.S. President. In 1932, New York Times writer James M. Kiernan… …   Wikipedia

  • Brain Trust — Le Brain Trust, ou Brains Trust, est le nom donné au groupe d économistes, d universitaires qui conseillait le Président américain Franklin D. Roosevelt pendant le New Deal, dans les années 1930. Ces hommes jouèrent un rôle important dans les… …   Wikipédia en Français

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