Interview with Bayless Manning, May 14, 1981

Project: Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Bayless Manning clerked for Justice Reed from 1949 to 1950. At the beginning of his interview, he recalls Reed's talks about Kentucky. Next, he describes Reed's relationships with Chief Justice Fred Vinson and Justice Felix Frankfurter. He goes on to explain the responsibilities Reed expected of his clerks, such as reviewing petitions of certiorari and conducting research. Manning then describes Reed's personality and political views. Specifically, he mentions Reed's views on the First Amendment, civil rights, House Un-American Activities, and the right of African Americans to vote. He also discusses Reed's involvement in the Gold Clause case.

Interview Accession

1981oh062_reed013

Interviewee Name

Bayless Manning

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1981-05-14

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Manning, Bayless Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 14 May. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Manning, B. (1981, May 14). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Manning, Bayless, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. May 14, 1981, Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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