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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Philip Elman
RLIN number: NXCP90-A3
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; education at City College of New York, 1932-1936, and Harvard Law School, 1936-1939; law clerk to Judge Calvert Magruder, United States Court of Appeals, 1939-1940, and Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1941-1943; experiences in Washington, D.C. during New Deal and World War II; attorney, Federal Commerce Commission, 1940-1941; impressions and analysis of United States Supreme Court; Office of Foreign Economic Coordination, State Department, 1943-1944; Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, 1944-1945: caseload, atmosphere, relationship with Office of Attorney General, discussion of individual cases; role at Potsdam Conference, 1945; legal adviser to military government in; 520 |aBerlin, Germany, 1945-1946; assistant to Solicitor General, 1946-1961: comparison of incumbents, procedures, achievements; appointment to Federal Trade Commission, 1961: political appointments, relationship with other commissioners, recommendation process, cases, mergers, dissents, resignation 1970; impressions of Federal Trade Commission after 1970.
Extent: Transcript: 405 leaves, Tape: 19 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1989. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1984 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Elman, Philip, 1918-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1918
Speaker occupation: Government executive; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 1984
Interviewer: Silber, Norman Isaac
Organizations discussed: Federal Trade Commission; Harvard University. Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Supreme Court
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Federal Trade Commission; Government executives--United States; Harvard University. Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA; Law; Lawyers; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; Oral history; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Supreme Court; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1945-; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1945-; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Elman, Philip, 1918-; Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965; Government litigation--United States; Law and politics; Military government; Procedure (Law)--United States; United States--Dept of Justice--Office of the Solicitor General; United States--Federal Commerce Commission
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021153-16592