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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Harold R. Medina
RLIN number: NXCP88-A104
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: New York Bar Oral History Project
Description: Family background, childhood in Brooklyn and Westhampton; education, Princeton, 1909, Columbia Law School, 1912; 1915-40, Columbia Law School professor; 1918, founded Medina & Sherpick, appellate practice; 1947-51, United States District Court, South District New York City Judge; United States Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals, 1951-58, senior circuit judge, 1958- ; legal books, including JUDGE MEDINA SPEAKS (1954) and ANATOMY OF FREEDOM (1959); public speaking career; discussion of the art of practicing law, judicial temperament; important cases argued or presided over; Anthony Kramer treason case, Corscadden mayoralty succession case, 1949 conspiracy trial of 11 Communists; private studies: Latin, Spanish, English literature, cryptology; book collecting, other hobbies. Impressions of Harlan F. Stone, Learned Hand, Christian Gauss, others.
Extent: Transcript: 696 leaves, Tape: 9 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required during lifetime and thereafter from executor (Standish Forde Medina, Jr.) or biographer (Professor J. Woodford Howard, Jr.). Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Medina, Harold Raymond, 1888-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1888
Speaker occupation: Judge
Age at speaking: 89
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Columbia University, New York, NY; Judges; Law partnership; Law--Study and teaching; Lawyers; New York; New York, NY; North America; Practice of law; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Columbia University--Law School; Medina, Harold R. (Harold Raymond), 1888-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018851-14294