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Document Details


Title: Jerry T. Verkler
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
Collection: Senate Oral History Project
Series: Item 3 of Series Jerry T. Verkler
Description: The Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee had jurisdiction over all legislation dealing with public lands and territories, national parks and battlefields, forest reserves, irrigation and reclamation, water supply and mineral resources. Increasingly, the committee also handled environmental and energy issues. Jerry Verkler joined the committee's staff in 1961, under the chairmanship of Clinton P. Anderson and became staff director under Henry M. Jackson. Verkler particularly played a leading role in passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964, which created the National Wilderness System, and the act establishing the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Extent: 21 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/verkler_interview_3.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: 1960
Speaker: Verkler, Jerry A., 1932-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1932
Speaker place of birth: Black Rock, AR; Arkansas; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Director
Age at speaking: 60
Document date: 03-Feb-1992
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress. Senate
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: District of Columbia; Federal government; North America; Oral history; Political science--United States; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022075-22988