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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Ferdinand Pecora
RLIN number: NXCP87-A125
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, boyhood in New York, N.Y., primary and high school education; New York Law School, 1903-05; legal experience; Progressive Party, New York, N.Y., 1912, convention, 1916; Counsel to Register of New York County; Assistant District Attorney, New York County, 1918-1930; detailed description of District Attorney's office and relationship to other branches of government; New York County Democratic politics, 1919-1930; law practice, 1930-33; Counsel for Senate Banking and Currency Committee, 1933; detailed description of "Pecora investigation." Impressions of prominent figures in New York, N.Y. politics, including Charles Murphy and Mayors John Hylan and James Walker.
Extent: Transcript: 1,570 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Cotact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1962 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Pecora, Ferdinand, 1881-1971
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1881
Speaker occupation: Judge; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 81
Document date: 1962
Interviewer: Shaughnessy, Donald F.
Organizations discussed: Democratic Party, US
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Democratic Party, US; Governmental investigations--United States; Lawyers; North America; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Judicial process--United States; New York (NY)--Politics and government--1895-1951; New York (State)--Politics and government; Pecora, Ferdinand, 1881-1971; Progressive Party (1912)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017103-12546