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Reminiscences of Wilbur Joseph Cohen : oral history, 1974.

Creator: Cohen, Wilbur J. 1913-1987.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 245 leaves. Tape 2 reels, 1 cassette.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Government official.

Scope and Contents

Work with Edwin Witte and President's Committee on Economic Security, 1934; drafting Truman health message, 1945; Hill-Burton Act, 1946; studies undertaken as Research Director, Universal Military Training Commission; roles with Commission on Social Security; Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, 1956-61; passage of 1965 Medicare bill; Assistant Secretary, Health, Education, and Welfare, 1961-68; Secretary, Health, Education, and Welfare, 1968-69; observations of United States politics, 1930s-70s; impressions of Samuel Rosenman, Theodore Sorenson, Arthur Altmeyer, Lyndon B. Johnson.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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