Interview with Albert B. Maris, August 17, 1976

Project: Fred M. Vinson Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

After briefly mentioning Fred Vinson's career before he joined the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, Judge Albert Maris begins by giving his impression of Vinson's relationships with the various judges on the Court of Appeals. Maris gives his opinion of why Vinson was named to the U.S. Emergency Court of Appeals by Chief Justice Harlan Stone. He then goes on to discuss establishing rules with Vinson for the Emergency Court and Vinson's reluctance to let the court travel. Maris provides his view of Vinson's effectiveness on the court. At various times throughout the interview, he describes the way the emergency court functioned. A case that he dissented with Vinson about is discussed. Maris talks about Vinson's appointment to the Office of Economic Stabilization by Harry S. Truman and working on a fact-finding panel for Vinson during this time. He gives his opinion of Vinson's appointment by Truman to the position of chief justice of the Supreme Court. Maris talks about working with Vinson on the Judicial Conference of the U.S. and Vinson's effectiveness as chairman. This leads into a discussion of Vinson's ability to bring together a divisive Court. The interviewee then discloses his opinion on Vinson's career as chief justice.

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1976oh072_vin022

Interviewee Name

Albert B. Maris

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1976-08-17

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Maris, Albert B. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 17 Aug. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Maris, A.B. (1976, August 17). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Fred M. Vinson Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Maris, Albert B., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. August 17, 1976, Fred M. Vinson Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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