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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of James McCauley Landis
RLIN number: NXCP89-A27
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 and education in Japan and United States; Harvard Law School ;early legal writings; secretary to Justice Louis Brandeis; professor, Harvard, 1926-34; government service, 1933-37; Dean, Harvard Law School, 1937-46; later government service: Civil Defense, World War II; Civil Aeronautics Board; Middle East; government studies and reports, 1953-60; 1956 and 1960 campaigns, elections; presidential adviser. Comments on Justices Felix Frankfurter, Oliver W. Holmes, and Benjamin Cardozo; Samuel Williston, Roscoe Pound, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph P. Kennedy, John L. Lewis, Fiorello La Guardia, King Farouk, Lord Moyne.
Extent: Transcript: 685 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1964 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Landis, James McCauley, 1899-1964
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1899
Speaker occupation: Government official; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 65
Document date: 1964
Interviewer: Gold, Neil
Organizations discussed: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics, Commercial; Government executives--United States; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Law--Study and teaching; Lawyers; North America; Oral history; Presidents--United States--Election--1956; Presidents--United States--Election--1960; United States; United States--Politics and government--20th century
Topics discussed - Other terms: Civil defense; Landis, James McCauley, 1899-1964
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020783-16224