Law Clerks of Earl Warren, Chief Justice
of the United States Supreme Court

In 2004, fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, UC Berkeley's Regional Oral History Office launched a project to document the experiences of United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's law clerks. The project recorded video oral history interviews with all those surviving who clerked for the Chief Justice from the time he was appointed by President Eisenhower in 1953 until his retirement from the bench in 1969. Two clerks were interviewed by ROHO in the 1970s as part of a multi-interview volume of edited transcripts, Earl Warren: The Chief Justiceship. That volume formed a small part of Earl Warren in California, a substantial oral history project centered on the Warren gubernatorial era in California, for which the Chief Justice himself was interviewed the year before his death.

While all of the interviews for this project have been conducted, the Regional Oral History Office is currently seeking sponsors to assist with transcription and editing expenses. Please contact ROHO's associate director, Martin Meeker, via email or phone at 510.643.9733 to learn more about supporting this effort.

Completed Transcripts

Jesse H. Choper. 2013, 44 pp.

Stuart R. Pollak. 2013, 48 pp.

Earl E. Pollock. 2013, 27 pp.

Martin F. Richman. 2013, 31 pp.

Samuel A. Stern. 2013, 39 pp.

Interviews Complete. Transcription and Review Pending

Adler, James N.
Allen, William H.
Ball, Markham
Bartlett, Joseph W.
Beytagh, Francis X.
Bice, Scott H.
Boehm, Theodore R.
Bring, Murray H.
Brown, Tyrone
Cahen, Donald M.
Cohen, Jerome A.
Dempsey, William H. Jr
Dudley, Earl C. Jr.
Dyk, Timothy B.
Ehrenhaft, Peter D.
Finn, Harold B. III
Flannery, Dennis M.
Franklin, Marc A.
Gaither, James C.
Gooch, R. Gordon
Hale, James T.
Heyman, Ira Michael
Hoenig, James K.
Hoerner, Robert J.
Johnson, Phillip E.
Kranwinkle, C. Douglas
Lasky, Robert T.
Lawson, Carl D.
Low, Peter W.
Meyer, Paul J.
Moore, Ralph J. Jr
Newman, Jon O.
Nichols, J. Larry
Oaks, Dallin H.
Oliver, William W.
Reitz, Curtis R.
Rosett, Arthur I.
Schmidt, Benno C. Jr
Simon, Larry G.
Smith, Michael E.
Taft, Peter R.
White, G. Edward
Wilson, Charles H.
Ziffren, Kenneth

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