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Oral history interview with Roswell Perkins [electronic resource], 1966

Creator: Perkins, Roswell B.
Project: Social security project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 143 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lawyer, government official; interviewee b.1926.

Scope and Contents

Education; consultant with Health, Education, and Welfare, 1953; analysis of social security laws; Assistant Secretary, Health, Education, and Welfare, 1954; President Dwight Eisenhower on social security; politics behind legislation; dealing with the aged; evaluation of American Medical Association, insurance companies' position; Forand Medicare bill; advising Governor Nelson Rockefeller on health legislation; impressions of Oveta Culp Hobby, Wilbur Cohen, others.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976.

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