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11-12-2010, 05:15 AM
I want to have a character who is responsible for contracting vendors for a government agency, probably municipal or state, approximately 100 years ago. Specifically, a contract with a manufacturer of uniforms.

Any guidance on how I can find out what kind of state or city official would have been responsible for this task?

I might also be interested in making it a national military contract instead. I.e., the Dept. of Defense anticipating US involvement in WWI, which would be either in its early years or still only imminent in Europe.

11-12-2010, 05:38 AM
Not that this is going to really help you, but you might want to read Mark Twain's The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract (http://www.twainquotes.com/Galaxy/187005b.html) (it's short).

Best of luck,

Jim Clark-Dawe