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Oral history interview with Nelson Cruikshank, 1967

Creator: Cruikshank, Nelson H.
Project: Social security project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 506 pages Sound recording: 7 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Labor economist.

Scope and Contents

War Manpower Commission; American Federation of Labor office for Social Security, 1944; Advisory Committee to the Senate Finance Committee, 1949; chairman, labor staff coordinating committee on Medicare, 1959-60; Commission on Church and Economic Life; staff executive officer, American Federation of Labor Committee on Social Security; American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations efforts toward national health insurance: 1956 disability bill and Medicare bill and its precursors, 1957-65; American Medical Association opposition to Medicare, support of Medicare by National Council of Churches and National Council of Senior Citizens; drafting American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations constitution. Impressions of Andrew Biemiller, Wilbur Cohen, John F. Kennedy, George Meany, Walter Reuther, Abraham Ribicoff.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976

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