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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Marguerite Rawalt
RLIN number: NXCP87-A124
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early years in Illinois and Texas; legal education, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., admission to bars in Texas and District of Columbia; tax attorney, Internal Revenue Service, 1933; subsequent government career in Internal Revenue Service: special and trial attorney, chief of Brief Review section 1933-1949, assistant head of Appeals and Civil Divisions 1949-1959, staff assistant 1959-1960, bureau chief 1961--1962, assistant director Refund Litigation Division, 1963-1965; private practice of law in Washington from 1965, specializing in cases involving employment discrimination; president of National Association of Women Lawyers, member House of Delegates of American Bar Association; only woman attorney to serve as national president of Federal Bar Association, 1943-44; leadership in women's rights organizations, particularly the National Organization of Women; membership on National Commission on the Status of Women; chair, Task Force on Family Law, 1961-1969; accounts on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 1976 and the National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas, in 1977; efforts for ratification of Equal Rights Amendment; activities in many business and professional associations, primarily those emphasizing legal matters and women's rights.
Extent: Transcript: 1,097 leaves, Tape: 18 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rawalt, Marguerite
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Document date: 1980
Interviewer: Mason, John T., 1909-
Organizations discussed: American Bar Association, Washington, DC; National Organization for Women, Washington, DC; U.S. Department of the Treasury. Internal Revenue Service
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Bar Association, Washington, DC; Equal rights amendments--United States; Feminism--United States; Government executives--United States; Law--United States; Lawyers; National Organization for Women, Washington, DC; North America; Oral history; U.S. Department of the Treasury. Internal Revenue Service; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1945-; Women lawyers
Topics discussed - Other terms: Federal Bar Association; Rawalt, Marguerite; Women--Legal status, laws, etc
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017098-12541