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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Robert Wager
RLIN number: NXCP93-A
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Abraham A. Ribicoff Project
Description: Family background, education; association with Ribicoff staff, beginning 1966; establishment of Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Energy Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Management and Budget, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Law Enforcement Assistance Act of 1969; Chicago Democratic Convention, 1968; Israeli conflicts of 1967 and 1973; effect of Pueblo incident on 1973-1974 campaign; Supreme Court nominations, 1970; federal role in urban affairs; General Accounting Office role in evaluating weapons systems; Ribicoff stance on civilian and military drug abuse; reminiscences of Ribicoff and staff members; career following employment with Ribicoff staff.
Extent: Transcript: 54leaves, Tape: 2cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wager, Robert, 1934-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1934
Speaker occupation: Government executive; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 56
Document date: 1990
Interviewer: Zane, Sharon
People discussed: Abraham A. Ribicoff; Ribicoff, Abraham A., 1910-1998; Robert F. Wagner; Wagner, Robert F., 1877-1953
Organizations discussed: Democratic Party, US; U.S. Congress. Senate; U.S. Government Accountability Office; U.S. Supreme Court
Historical events discussed: Arab-Israeli Conflicts, 1949-
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Abraham A. Ribicoff; Administrative agencies; Arab-Israeli conflict--History; Arab-Israeli Conflicts, 1949-; Democratic Party, US; Drug abuse; Federal-city relations; Government executives--United States; Independent regulatory commissions; Lawyers; North America; Political parties--United States; Ribicoff, Abraham A., 1910-1998; Robert F. Wagner; Soldiers--Drugs; U.S. Congress. Senate; U.S. Government Accountability Office; U.S. Supreme Court; United States; United States. Congress. Senate--History; United States--Politics and government--1945-; Wagner, Robert F., 1877-1953
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021312-16751