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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Herbert Brownell
RLIN number: NXCP87-A24
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: New York Bar Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, education; corporate law practice, Lord & Day 1929-1953, 1957- ; work with Security and Exchange Commission law, New Deal administration while in New York State Assembly, 1934-1937; counsel for 1940 World's Fair, NY; responsibilities as Dewey's presidential campaign manager, 1944-1948; corporate law in 1940s-1950s; United States Attorney General, 1953-1957; 1973 Mexican-American Water Treaty dispute; impressions of Richard Nixon and Justice Warren Burger.
Extent: Transcript: 141 leaves, Tape: 2reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Brownell, Herbert, 1904-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1904
Speaker occupation: Lawyer; Politician
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
Organizations discussed: New York. State Legislature; U.S. Department of Justice
Locations discussed: New York; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Law--United States; Lawyers; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; New York; New York. State Legislature; North America; Oral history; Presidents--United States--Election--1944; Presidents--United States--Election--1948; U.S. Department of Justice; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1953-1961
Topics discussed - Other terms: Brownell, Herbert, 1904-; Corporation law; Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971; Lord & Day; United States--Dept of Justice--Office of the Attorney General
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017988-13431