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Reminiscences of Wilbur Joseph Cohen, 1974

Creator: Cohen, Wilbur J. 1913-1987
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 245 pages Sound recording: 6 reels
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


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984

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