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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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.