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Lowell D. Jensen: A Life Dedicated to the Administration of Justice and Legal Reform

Interviewee(s):
Jensen, Lowell D.
Interviewer(s):
Jensen, Maria
Rubens, Lisa
Title:
Lowell D. Jensen: A Life Dedicated to the Administration of Justice and Legal Reform
Abstract:
Work in Alameda County District Attorney's Office for twenty-six years, from 1955-1981, including four terms as District Attorney; trying or supervising cases such as the Free Speech Movement, leaders of the Black Panther Party, the Oakland Seven draft protesters, murder of Oakland school superintendent Marcus Foster by the Symbionese Liberation Army, Patricia Hearst, and the Chowchilla school bus kidnapping case; 1981-1986 work for the U.S. Department of Justice; 1986-present as judge on the U.S. District Court for Northern California.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
2005 2006
Project:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Oskicat record:
b20755388
Rights:
Jensen, Lowell D. . "Lowell D. Jensen: A Life Dedicated to the Administration of Justice and Legal Reform." Interview by Maria Jensen and Lisa Rubens in 2005 and 2006. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.