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Alfonso J. Zirpoli: Faith in Justice: Alfonso J. Zirpoli and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Interviewee(s):
Zirpoli, Alfonso J.
Interviewer(s):
Sharp, Sarah
Title:
Alfonso J. Zirpoli: Faith in Justice: Alfonso J. Zirpoli and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Abstract:
Italian-American childhood in San Francisco; young attorney in North Beach, 1928-1933; tutelage under A. P. Giannini of the Bank of Italy; assistant U.S. attorney, 1933-1944: cases involving accomplices of "Baby Face" Nelson, Alien Enemy Control Board, Japanese internment, habeas corpus and Alcatraz Island Prison; judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, appointed by President John F. Kennedy, 1961-present: comment on antitrust, prisoners' rights, conscientious objection and other cases, committee membership in Judicial Conference of the U.S.; craft of trial court judging.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
1982 1983
Project:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Oskicat record:
b11234843
Rights:
Zirpoli, Alfonso J. "Alfonso J. Zirpoli: Faith in Justice: Alfonso J. Zirpoli and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California." Interview by Sarah Sharp in 1982 and 1983. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1984.