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Reminiscences of Ferdinand Pecora : oral history, 1962.

Creator: Pecora, Ferdinand, 1882-1971.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 1,570 pages Sound recording: 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lawyer, judge.

Scope and Contents

Family background, boyhood in New York, N.Y., primary and high school education; New York Law School, 1903-05; legal experience; Progressive Party, New York, N.Y., 1912, convention, 1916; Counsel to Register of New York County; Assistant District Attorney, New York County, 1918-1930; detailed description of District Attorney's office and relationship to other branches of government; New York County Democratic politics, 1919-1930; law practice, 1930-33; Counsel for Senate Banking and Currency Committee, 1933; detailed description of "Pecora investigation." Impressions of prominent figures in New York, N.Y. politics, including Charles Murphy and Mayors John Hylan and James Walker.


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