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Rita Singer: Oral History Interview with Rita Singer, Attorney, U.S. Department of Interior, 1944-1976;California Department of Water Resources, 1977 to present

Interviewee(s):
Singer, Rita
Interviewer(s):
Chall, Malca
Title:
Rita Singer: Oral History Interview with Rita Singer, Attorney, U.S. Department of Interior, 1944-1976;California Department of Water Resources, 1977 to present
Abstract:
Family background, Detroit; University of Michigan, LL.B., 1938; resettling refugees in the Dominican Republic, 1939-1941; legal work for Farm Security Administration, 1942-1944; discussion of Department of Interior administrators and handling Indian claims litigation in Alaska, 1944-1948; Assistant Regional Solicitor in Sacramento for Department of Interior, 1948-1976: establishing autonomy for Native American tribes in California and Nevada, negotiating contracts for Westlands Water District, water and energy issues affecting California 1977-present.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
1991
Project:
California State Politics
Oskicat record:
b11005960
Rights:
Singer, Rita. "Rita Singer: Oral History Interview with Rita Singer, Attorney, U.S. Department of Interior, 1944-1976;California Department of Water Resources, 1977 to present." Interview by Malca Chall in 1991. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1993.