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.
Number of containers: 41 boxes and 16 cartons
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