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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Lord O'Brian
RLIN number: NXCP88-A78
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early childhood and education; Harvard; public activities in Buffalo; law practice, 1900; Crapsey case; New York Assemblyman, 1907; New York State politics, 1898-1915; New York Constitutional Convention, 1915; election of 1916; United States Attorney; Theodore Roosevelt-William Barnes libel suit; World War I: Von Rintelen conspiracy case, 1917; War Emergency Division, Department of Justice, 1917-19; German espionage, First Amendment cases before the Supreme Court; "Red Raids" and A. Mitchell Palmer; Zimmermann Note, 1917; election of 1920, head of Anti-Trust Division, 1929-32; Tennessee Valley Authority; law practice in Washington; Republican National Convention, 1940; Office of Production Management; Supply Priorities and Allocations Board; War Production Board; impressions of Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Henry L. Stimson, Alfred E. Smith, Supreme Court Justices Louis Brandeis, Oliver W. Holmes, and Benjamin Cardozo.
Extent: Transcript: 611 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy avaialble for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1952 (Year of interview)
Speaker: O'Brian, John Lord, 1874-1973
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1874
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 78
Document date: 1952
Interviewer: Albertson, Dean, 1920-
People discussed: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Theodore Roosevelt
Organizations discussed: Republican Party, US; Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN; U.S. Department of Justice
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Executives--United States; Lawyers; North America; Oral history; Republican Party, US; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN; Theodore Roosevelt; U.S. Department of Justice; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Internal security--United States; New Deal, 1933-1939; New York (State)--Politics and government--1865-1950; O'Brian John Lord, 1874-1973
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020357-15799