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Lewis Powell oral history interview 1990 November 5

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Creator: Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998
Kuhn, Cliff
Butler, George
Title: Lewis Powell oral history interview 1990 November 5
Date: 1990 Dec. 5
Description: Local identification number: Powell, L_19901105_(P1990-14)

Lewis Powell (1907-1998) served on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1987.

Among topics discussed: Judge Wilkinson; family background; activities at Washington and Lee; Edward R. Murrow; National Student Federation of America; Edward Gwathmey; Harvard Law School; Roscoe Pound; Felix Frankfurter; views on juries; influence of Pound and Frankfurter; John W. Davis; summer work with Richmond Department of Public Works; Richmond law firms; Hunton and Williams; Phillip Morris; size and specialization of modern law firms; Lewis Powell, Jr.; Judge Oren Lewis; differences between thirties' and nineties' law firms; Powell's securities cases; offered chairmanship of Securities Exchange Commission; American Bar Association; Richmond School Board; Brown v. Board, closing of schools in Virginia; interposition, massive resistance; Oliver Hill; Forum Club; Senate Judiciary Committee, Powell's confirmation hearing; Birch Bayh; segregation cases-Keyes, Richmond schools; de facto, de jure distinctions; cert pool; Powell's role in dynamics of court; education, segregation cases- Bakke, DeFunis, Croson; views on capital punishment; Bill Brennan; swearing-in of Governor Wilder; Powell Commission, habeas corpus; race relations; changes in law profession over past 25 years; stare decisis; Fourth Circuit of Appeals.

Subjects: Segregation in education--Law and legislation | Habeas corpus--Georgia | Race relations | United States. Securities and Exchange Commission | American Bar Association | Bayh, Birch, 1928- | Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 | Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Powell, Lewis, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn and George Butler, 5 November 1990, P1990-14, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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