Interview with David Schwartz, March 16, 1981

Project: Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

David Schwartz clerked for Justice Reed from 1942 to 1943. He begins his interview by describing Reed's personality and his relationship with his assistants, Helen Gaylord and Gerald Ross. He also comments on Reed's relationships with his clerks and the other Justices. Schwartz then discusses Reed's views on the Interstate Commerce Commission railroad reorganization, the Council on Tobacco cooperative, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Group Health Administration. The cases that came before the court during Schwartz's clerkship included Jones v. Opelika (which involved Jehovah's Witnesses and the American flag), the American Dental Co. case, and the Texas City explosion case. Schwartz concludes by discussing Reed's political philosophy and views on the role of the Supreme Court.

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1981oh041_reed009

Interviewee Name

David Schwartz

Interviewer Name

Edward Gilson

Interview Date

1981-03-16

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Schwartz, David Interview by Edward Gilson. 16 Mar. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Schwartz, D. (1981, March 16). Interview by E. Gilson. Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Schwartz, David, interview by Edward Gilson. March 16, 1981, Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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