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Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine project : oral history, 1979-1980

Project: Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcripts 1,029 pages Sound recordings 16 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lawyers

Scope and Contents

An account of the founding of the law firm by various of its partners and associates, and in particular of the career of William Joseph Donovan (1883-1959) as a lawyer, as a military officer, and as director of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. There is material also on the evolution of a New York law firm, and on the Department of Justice during the 1920s. Participants and pagination of transcripts: Margaret Bancroft, 85; Ralston Irvine, 55; George S. Leisure, Jr., 103; J. Edward Lumbard, 39; Walter Mansfield, 98; Thomas McFadden, 68; Samuel Murphy, 68; Carl Elbridge Newton, 130; Frand Raichle, 24; Jane Smith, 59; David Teitelbaum, 62; John A. Tobin, 60; Bethuel M. Webster, 38; James R. Withrow, Jr., 140

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