Reminiscences of Philip Elman : oral history, 1984.
Lawyer, government executive.
Scope and Contents
Family baackground; education at City College of New York, 1932-1936, and Harvard Law School, 1936-1939; law clerk to Judge Calvert Magruder, United States Court of Appeals, 1939-1940, and Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1941-1943; experiences in Washington, D.C. during New Deal and World War II; attorney, Federal Commerce Commission, 1940-1941; impressions and analysis of United States Supreme Court; Office of Foreign Economic Coordination, State Department, 1943-1944; Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, 1944-1945: caseload, atmosphere, relationship with Office of Attorney General, discussion of individual cases; role at Potsdam Conference, 1945; legal adviser to military government in
Berlin, Germany, 1945-1946; assistant to Solicitor General, 1946-1961: comparison of incumbents, procedures, achievements; appointment to Federal Trade Commission, 1961: political appointments, relationship with other commissioners, recommendation process, cases, mergers, dissents, resignation 1970; impressions of Federal Trade Commission after 1970.
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