Chiefly his papers as Attorney General of California, 1942-1946; some material pertaining to his offices and judgeships, Los
Angeles; State Senatorship; Prohibition repeal; legal problems of World War II, including Japanese evacuation and war industry
reconversion; control of venereal diseases; U.S.-Mexican water negotiations; Indian claims; National and International Lawyers
Guilds; minority groups and civil rights; United Nations Conference, San Francisco, 1945; the Nuremberg trials; support of
Henry A. Wallace as Presidential candidate; private law practice.
Robert Walker Kenny was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 21, 1901. His father was Robert W. Kenny, Sr., (1863-1914)
a prominent banker and civic leader in Los Angeles and Berkeley, California. The elder Kenny's father, George Kenny, arrived
in San Francisco in the early 1850s with his brothers-in-law A. L. Bancroft and Hubert Howe Bancroft. The three men formed
a partnership and established the first bookstore in San Francisco. R. W. Kenny's maternal grandfather, George Carleton, was
a pioneer orange grower in Riverside County, California, and a leader in the Methodist Church in Southern California.
40 linear feet
Number of containers: 41 boxes, 16 cartons, 5 oversize boxes
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Collection is open for research.