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Reminiscences of James McCauley Landis, 1964.

Creator: Landis, James M. 1899-1964
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 685 pages Sound recording 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lawyer, government official

Scope and Contents

Family background; childhood and education in Japan and United States; Harvard Law School; early legal writings; secretary to Justice Louis Brandeis; professor, Harvard, 1926-34; government service, 1933-37; Dean, Harvard Law School, 1937-46; later government service: Civil Defense, World War II; Civil Aeronautics Board; Middle East; government studies and reports, 1953-60; 1956 and 1960 campaigns, elections; presidential adviser. Comments on Justices Felix Frankfurter, Oliver W. Holmes, and Benjamin Cardozo; Samuel Williston, Roscoe Pound, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph P. Kennedy, John L. Lewis, Fiorello La Guardia, King Farouk, Lord Moyne


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975

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