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Reminiscences of Philip Elman : oral history, 1984.

Creator: Elman, Philip, 1918-
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 405 leaves. Tape 19 cassettes.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

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.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1989. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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