Reminiscences of Marguerite Rawalt, 1980

 

Name
Rawalt, Marguerite, 1895-1989 (Interviewee)
Mason, John T., 1909-1998 (Interviewer)
Title
Reminiscences of Marguerite Rawalt, 1980
Abstract
Early years in Illinois and Texas; legal education, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., admission to bars in Texas and District of Columbia; tax attorney, Internal Revenue Service, 1933; subsequent government career in Internal Revenue Service: special and trial attorney, chief of Brief Review section 1933-1949, assistant head of Appeals and Civil Divisions 1949-1959, staff a ssistant 1959-1960, bureau chief 1961-1962, assistant director Refund Litigation Division, 1963-1965; private practice of law in Washington from 1965, specializing in cases involving employment discrimination; president of National Association of Women Lawyers, member House of Delegates of American Bar Association; only woman attorney to serve as national president of Federal Bar Association, 1943-1944; leadership in women's rights organizations, particularly the National Organization of Women; membership on National Commission on the Status of Women; chair, Task Force on Family Law, 1961-1969; accounts on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 1976 and the National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas, in 1977; efforts for ratification of Equal Rights Amendment; activities in many business and professional associations, primarily those emphasizing legal matters and women's rights
Collection Name
Individual interviews oral history collection
Subjects
Women lawyers; Lawyers; Government executives--United States; Law--United States; Women's rights--United States; Women--Legal status, laws, etc; Equal rights amendments--United States; United States Politics and government 1933-1945; United States Politics and government 1945-1989; Rawalt, Marguerite, 1895-1989; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; National Organization for Women; United States. Internal Revenue Service
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1980
Note (Biographical)
Lawyer, interviewee married Harry Secord
Note
Interviewed by John T. Mason, Jr.
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
15645983
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/e1sy-y273
Related URLs
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