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Cecil Poole: Civil Rights, Law and the Federal Courts. The Life of Cecil Poole 1914-1997

Interviewee(s):
Poole, Cecil
Interviewer(s):
Hicke, Carole
Title:
Cecil Poole: Civil Rights, Law and the Federal Courts. The Life of Cecil Poole 1914-1997
Abstract:
Childhood and education; military service; private law practice in San Francisco; Assistant U.S. District Attorney, Northern District, California, 1951-1958; secretary, legal, to Governor Edmund G. Brown, 1958-1961; U.S. District Attorney, Northern District, 1961-1970; federal judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District, 1976-1979; judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Judicial Circuit, 1979-1997; discusses sentencing guidelines, appellate procedures, challenges for an African-American lawyer and judge, Democratic politics, some significant appellate cases.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
1993
Project:
Politics, Law, and Policy - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11064781
Rights:
Poole, Cecil. "Cecil Poole: Civil Rights, Law and the Federal Courts. The Life of Cecil Poole 1914-1997." Interview by Carole Hicke in 1993. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1997.