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

Project: Donovan Leisure Newton and Irvine project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcripts 1,029 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


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: Margaret Bancroft, 85; Ralston Irvine, 55; George S. Leisure, Jr., 103; J. Edward Lumbard, 39; Thomas McFadden, 68; Walter Mansfield, 98; 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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