Oral history interview with Harold R. Medina 1977

 

Name
Medina, Harold R. (Harold Raymond), 1888-1990 (Interviewee)
Edwin, Ed (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Harold R. Medina 1977
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Harold R. Medina : oral history, 1977
Abstract
Family background, childhood in Brooklyn and Westhampton; education, Princeton, 1909, Columbia Law School, 1912; 1915-40, Columbia Law School professor; 1918, founded Medina & Sherpick, appellate practice; 1947-51, United States District Court, South District New York City Judge; United States Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals, 1951-58, senior circuit judge, 1958- ; legal books, including JUDGE ME DINA SPEAKS (1954) and ANATOMY OF FREEDOM (1959); public speaking career; discussion of the art of practicing law, judicial temperament; important cases argued or presided over; Anthony Kramer treason case, Corscadden mayoralty succession case, 1949 conspiracy trial of 11 Communists; private studies: Latin, Spanish, English literature, cryptology; book collecting, other hobbies. Impressions of Harlan F. Stone, Learned Hand, Christian Gauss, others
Collection Name
New York bar project
Subjects
Judges; Lawyers; Law partnership; Practice of law; Law--Study and teaching; Medina, Harold R. (Harold Raymond), 1888-1990; Columbian University. Law School
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1977
Note (Biographical)
Judge
Note
Interviewed by Ed Edwin on November 8, November 18, and December 20, 1976; and on January 4, January 6, January 18, January 20, February 1, February 4, and October 28, 1977
Note (Provenance)
Harold R. Medina, Gift 1978
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
9371795
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-s67w-g848
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.