William W. Husband
In 1912, Husband moved to the Department of Commerce and Labor where he served as Chief of the Contract Labor Division. Husband later traveled to Europe to study emigration for the Department of Commerce and Labor, and after his return edited his own publication, The Immigration Journal. Following World War I, Husband returned to Europe where he worked with the Red Cross and later the Inter-Allied Repatriation Commission.
In 1921, President Harding appointed Husband Commissioner-General of Immigration. He served in that post until 1924, when he was named the American delegate to the International Conference on Immigration and Emigration in Rome. Husband continued as an Assistant Secretary of Labor until retirement in 1935. Long considered one of the nation's leading experts on immigration, Husband died in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, on July 31, 1942.
Source: National Cyclopaedia of American Biography