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Reminiscences of Marguerite Rawalt : oral history, 1980

Creator: Rawalt, Marguerite.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 1,097 pages Tape 18 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lawyer, interviewee married Harry Secord

Scope and Contents

Early years in Illinois and Texas; legal education, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., admission to bars in Texas and District of Columbia; tax attorney, Internal Revenue Service, 1933; subsequent government career in Internal Revenue Service: special and trial attorney, chief of Brief Review section 1933-1949, assistant head of Appeals and Civil Divisions 1949-1959, staff assistant 1959-1960, bureau chief 1961-1962, assistant director Refund Litigation Division, 1963-1965; private practice of law in Washington from 1965, specializing in cases involving employment discrimination; president of National Association of Women Lawyers, member House of Delegates of American Bar Association; only woman attorney to serve as national president of Federal Bar Association, 1943-1944; leadership in women's rights organizations, particularly the National Organization of Women; membership on National Commission on the Status of Women; chair, Task Force on Family Law, 1961-1969; accounts on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 1976 and the National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas, in 1977; efforts for ratification of Equal Rights Amendment; activities in many business and professional associations, primarily those emphasizing legal matters and women's rights


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1989

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