Henry Wallace was FDR's Agriculture Secretary and later Vice President. In 1948 he ran for President in his own right, on the Progressive Party ticket (PP). The PP was opposed to the Truman administration's Cold War policies, and the domestic anticommunist, anti-labor, and anti-civil liberties campaigns of the era. But the PP was never a real national force after 1948, when its failure of win over significant numbers of New Deal coalition voters from the Democrats. Henry Wallace was villified during the 1948 election, and after, as himself a communist.
See Curtis MacDougall's Gideon's Army in 3 volumes (New York: Marzani and Munsell, 1965).
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