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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Thomas Edmund Dewey
RLIN number: NXCP87-A88
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, childhood in Michigan, music; legal education, University of Michigan and Columbia; early legal experience; Chief Assistant United States Attorney, 1931-33; George Z. Medalie; political experience, 9th and 10th Assembly Districts, New York City; United States Attorney; Young Republican Club; Fiorello La Guardia; 1932 campaign, New York State; income tax and Samuel Seabury investigation; labor gangster cases; private practice, 1934; special prosecutor, 1935; rackets investigation and "Lucky" Luciano; New York County District Attorney, 1937: procedural changes, blue ribbon juries, Hines Case; campaigns 1938, 1939, 1940; United Service Organizations campaign, 1942.
Extent: Transcript: 659 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part VI, published by Meckler Publishing, Wesport, CT.)
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1959 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dewey, Thomas Edmund, 1902-1971
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Governor; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 57
Document date: 1959
Interviewer: Phillips, Harlan B.
Locations discussed: New York; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Crime; Criminals; Governors--New York; New York; North America; Oral history; Practice of law; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Dewey, Thomas Edmund, 1902-1971; New York (NY)--Politics and government--1898-1951; New York (State)--Politics and government--1865-1950
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018664-14107