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Lewis F. Powell oral history interview, 1990 Nov. 5.

Author: Lewis F Powell; Cliff Kuhn; George Butler
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of an oral history interview with Lewis F. Powell on November 5, 1990 in which he discusses Judge Wilkinson; family background; activities at Washington and Lee; Edward R. Murrow; National Student Federation of America; Edward Gwathmey; Harvard Law School; Roscoe Pound; Felix Frankfurter; views on juries; influence of Pound and Frankfurter; John W. Davis; summer work with Richmond Department  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Sound recording
Named Person: Birch Bayh; William J Brennan; John William Davis; Felix Frankfurter; Edward Gwathmey; Oliver W Hill; Oren R Lewis; Phillip Morris; Edward R Murrow; Roscoe Pound
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis F Powell; Cliff Kuhn; George Butler
OCLC Number: 38477482
Notes: Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn and George Butler.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Description: 4 audiotapes; cassette. Transcript (81 p.)
Other Titles: Georgia Government Documentation Project.

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The collection consists of an oral history interview with Lewis F. Powell on November 5, 1990 in which he discusses Judge Wilkinson; family background; activities at Washington and Lee; Edward R. Murrow; National Student Federation of America; Edward Gwathmey; Harvard Law School; Roscoe Pound; Felix Frankfurter; views on juries; influence of Pound and Frankfurter; John W. Davis; summer work with Richmond Department of Public Works; Richmond law firms; Hunton and Williams; Phillip Morris; size and specialization of modern law firms; Lewis Powell, Jr.; Judge Oren Lewis; differences between 1930s and 1990s law firms; Powell's securities cases; offered chairmanship of Securities Exchange Commission; American Bar Association; Richmond School Board; Brown vs. Board; closing of schools in Virginia; interposition, massive resistance; Oliver Hill; Forum Club; Senate Judiciary Committee; Powell's confirmation hearing; Birch Bayh; segregation cases - Keyes, Richmond schools; de facto, de jure distinctions; cert pool; Powell's role in dynamics of court; education, segregation cases - Bakke, DeFunis, Croson; views on capital punishment; Bill Brennan; swearing-in of Governor Wilder; Powell Commission, habeas corpus; race relations; changes in law profession over past 25 years; stare decisis; and Fourth Circuit of Appeals.

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