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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of David W. Peck
RLIN number: NXCP87-A123
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: New York Bar Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, Indiana; education; changes in legal education; case work with United States Attorney's office, New York, N.Y., 1925-28; development of litigation activity, Sullivan & Cromwell, 1934-43; New York State Supreme Court, 1943-57; association with Emory Buckner, Thomas Dewey; work to restructure New York State court system; views on reform of criminial code, selection procedures for judges; issues involved in setting and adhering to precedent; return to private practice, 1958.
Extent: Transcript: 142 leaves, Tape: 3 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Peck, David W., 1902-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 1978
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Lawyers; New York; New York, NY; North America; Practice of law; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Law--Interpretation and construction; New York (NY)--Courts; New York (State)--Courts; New York (State)--Supreme Court; Peck, David W., 1902-; Sullivan & Cromwell
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017085-12528