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Oral history interview with Elizabeth Holtzman [electronic resource], 2011.

Creator: Holtzman, Elizabeth
Project: Rule of law oral history project
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Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Scope and Contents

Born August 11, 1941, Brooklyn, NY; education: B.A., Radcliffe College, 1962; J.D. Harvard, 1965; career: Democratic state district leader 1970-1972; assistant to Mayor John V. Lindsay, 1969-1970; Democratic Congresswoman, 1973-1981; faculty, New York University Law School and Graduate School of Public Administration, 1981-1982; district attorney, Kings County, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1982-1989; New York City comptroller, 1990-1993; career focus: civil rights, war crimes, government misconduct and accountability, interpretation of Constitution; discussions: prosecution of Nazi war criminals in US, impeachment proceedings against President Richard M. Nixon, attempts to impeach President George W. Bush, presidential accountability to the Constitution, revision of War Crimes Act in 2006; reminiscences: civil rights work in the South, route to politics, book projects.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2011. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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