Interview with George B. Mickum, III, March 18, 1981

Project: Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

George Mickum III worked with John Fasset, and clerked for Justice Reed from 1953 to 1954. In his interview, he discusses Reed's writing style, noting that Reed wrote his own opinions. He also describes Reed's relationships with Justices Felix Frankfurter, Thomas Clark, and William Douglas. When asked to comment on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Mickum says that it was a difficult case for Justice Reed, and that Reed cried when the decision was read. Mickum concludes the interview with a discussion of Reed's rice diet and walking habit.

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1981oh040_reed008

Interviewee Name

George B. Mickum, III

Interviewer Name

Edward Gilson

Interview Date

1981-03-18

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III, George B. Mickum, Interview by Edward Gilson. 18 Mar. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

III, G.B. (1981, March 18). Interview by E. Gilson. Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

III, George B. Mickum,, interview by Edward Gilson. March 18, 1981, Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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