Interview with Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., May 7, 1984

Project: Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Much of this recording of Judge Charles Wyzanski Jr. is read from a prepared statement, and is not an unrehearsed interview. Wyzanski begins by recalling Solicitor General Reed's defense of the Gold Clause. He then describes the duties he performed as Reed's law clerk, such as approving briefs, petitions, and other documents. Wyzanski mentions several Supreme Court cases, including United States v. Rizzo, Zimmern v. United States, United States v. Seminole Nation, Virginian Railway Co. v. System Federation No. 40 (a case to test the constitutionality of the Railway Labor Act), United States v. Butler, Associated Press v. National Labor Relations Board, Ashwander v. Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Alger Hiss case. Other topics discussed include the court-packing bill, the milk marketing order number four, the Railroad Retirement Act and Alton Railway, and the Social Security Act. Wyzanski ends by describing his work with Justice Reed on the Commission to Nigeria, a group formed to teach the Nigerian people about their new constitution.

Interview Accession

1984oh022_reed021

Interviewee Name

Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1984-05-07

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Wyzanski, Charles E., Jr. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 07 May. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wyzanski, C.E., Jr. (1984, May 07). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wyzanski, Charles E., Jr., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. May 07, 1984, Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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