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Robert F. Peckham: The Honorable Robert Peckham, 1920-1993 His Legal, Political, and Judicial Life

Interviewee(s):
Peckham, Robert F.
Interviewer(s):
McGarrigle, Leah
Hicke, Carole
Title:
Robert F. Peckham: The Honorable Robert Peckham, 1920-1993 His Legal, Political, and Judicial Life
Abstract:
Interviews with ROBERT F. PECKHAM on family background and childhood in Palo Alto; Stanford University and Law School, 1941, 1945; Democratic party politics, 1938-1950; private law practice, Santa Clara County, 1944-1948, 1953-1959; U.S. Attorney's Office, San Francisco, 1948-1953; community college district of Santa Clara County. Interviews with federal judges WAYNE D. BRAZIL, JAMES R. BROWNING, ALFRED T. GOODWIN, and WILLIAM H. ORRICK on Peckham as mediator, alternate dispute resolution, judicial administrative politics, Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, and formation of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society. Interviews with JOSEPH C. HOUGHTELING on Democratic politics, 1948-1960, personal reminiscences; with CAROL P. PECKHAM and STEPHEN A. MAYO on travels and international exchange of legal ideas; with ROBERT W. PETERSON and EDWARD STEINMAN on clerking, draft cases, desegregation cases, bank problems, People's Park.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
1992 1993 1994 1995
Project:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Oskicat record:
b11036957
Rights:
Peckham, Robert F. "Robert F. Peckham: The Honorable Robert Peckham, 1920-1993 His Legal, Political, and Judicial Life." Interview by Leah McGarrigle and Carole Hicke in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1995.