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Document Details


Title: Howard E. Shuman
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
Collection: Senate Oral History Project
Series: Item 2 of Series Howard E. Shuman
Description: As legislative and administrative assistant to Senator Paul Douglas during the 1950s and 1960s, Howard Shuman helped carry the banner for civil rights, fought against oil and gas interests, and promoted many other liberal issues on Senator Douglas' agenda. During the 1970s he continued the legislative battle while on the staff of Senator William Proxmire, supporting "Truth in Lending" laws and opposing the SST. As a specialist in economic issues, Shuman also observed the evolution of the federal budget process through his close associations with the Senate Appropriations, Finance, and Budget committees and with the Joint Economic Committee.
Extent: 41 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Shuman_interview_2.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: 1935 to 1959
Speaker: Shuman, Howard E., 1924-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 23-Feb-1924
Speaker place of birth: Atwood, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Administrative assistant; Legislative assistant
Age at speaking: 63
Document date: 29-Jul-1987
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; Father and child; Federal government; Legislative bodies--United States; Legislators--United States; North America; Oral history; Political parties; Political science--United States; Politicians; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government; Work; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022145-23183