Register of the John Lord O'Brian Papers, 1916-1962
Register of the John Lord O'Brian Papers, 1916-1962Hoover Institution Archives
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- Terrence Brown
- Date completed:
- June 1976
|1874 October 14||Born, Buffalo, New York|
|1898||graduated, University of Buffalo Law School|
|1902||married, Alma E. White|
|1903-1929||Trustee, University of Buffalo|
|1907-1909||Member, New York State Assembly|
|1909-1914||U.S. Attorney for Western District of New York|
|1913||Candidate for Mayor of Buffalo, New York|
|1915||Delegate-at-large at New York State Constitutional Convention|
|1916||Delegate (for Hughes), National Republican Convention in Chicago|
|1917||Chairman, Draft Board Appeals, Western New York|
|1917-1919||Head of War Emergency Division, Department of Justice|
|1920||opposed expulsion of Socialists elected to New York State Legislature|
|1920||Permanent Chairman, Republican State Convention, New York City|
|1921-1930||Buffalo Trustee, Albright Knox Art Gallery|
|1925-1926||Vice Chairman, New York State Reorganization Committee|
|1929-1933||Assistant to Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice|
|1931-1947||Regent, University of State of New York|
|1935-1939||Special Counsel, Tennessee Valley Authority, Argued Ashwander vs. T.V.A.|
|1938||Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate from New York|
|1939-1945||Overseer, Harvard University|
|1940||nominated Thomas Dewey for President at Republican National Convention in Philadelphia|
|1941-1944||General Counsel, War Production Board|
|1944||joined Covington, Burling, Rublee, Acheson & Shorb, Washington, D. C.|
|1945||President, Harvard Alumni Association|
|1947||Chairman, Flying Pay Board|
|1948||Chairman, Oak Ridge Labor Dispute|
|1950-1957||Chairman for Endowment of Harvard Divinity School|
|1951||elected Washington Literary Society|
|1951||appointed to National Advisory Board on Mobilization Policy|
|1955||John Lord O'Brian Chair Established at Harvard Divinity School|
|1957||participated in Youth Forum Broadcast sponsored by the New York Times.|
|1962||honored by Chief Justice Earl Warren on 50th Anniversary of Admission to the Bar of the Court|
|1963||member of Lawyer's Committee on Civil Rights (appointed by President Kennedy)|
|1968, April 13||death of Mrs. John Lord O'Brian in Buffalo|
|1972||new law building at SUNY at Buffalo, named after O'Brian by State University Board of Trustees|
|1973, April 10||died at Washington, D. C.|
Scope and Content Note
Dunlap, John R., 1918
Gibbons, James (Cardinal), 1918
Gregory, Thomas Watt, 1918
SUBJECT FILE, 1916-1952
Scope and Content Note
Agreement Between the United States of America and Germany concerning Prisoners of War, Sanitary Personnel and Civil Prisoners, 1918. Department of State publication. Printed copy.
Album of Four Minute Men's Activities, 1918. Dealing with activities of private spy organizations.
The Alien's Restriction Order, 1918. London. His Majesty's Stationery Office. Printed copy.
Amnesty and Pardon for Political Prisoners. Pamphlet printed for the use of the Committee in the Judiciary, Washington, D. C., 1921. Printed copy.
Black Tom explosion, June 1916. German affidavits.
Consolidated orders respecting Trading with the Enemy, Ottawa, 1916. Printed copy.
Les Prisoniers de Guerre et les Civils, Agence des Prisoniers de Guerre, 1918. Printed copy.
New Encroachments on Individual Freedom, a reprint excerpt from Harvard Law Review, volume 66, No. I, 1952.
The Reacquisition of a Negotiable Instrument by a Prior Party. printed excerpt from unknown source, n.d.
Regulations for the Employment of Prisoners of War, 1918. Department of War publication, 1918. Printed copy.
United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Investigation
Album of Military Information Matters of the War Emergency Division, 1917-1918.
Interpretation of War Statutes, 1917. Printed excerpt from unknown source.
Memoranda of the Secret Service, 1919
Registration of German Alien Females, 1918. Printed matter and typewritten copies.
Untermeyer, Samuel - Complicity with the German Embassy
SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1919-1962
Scope and Content Note
Changing Aspects of Freedom, a lecture delivered at Washington and Lee University, 1952. The John Randolph Tucker Lectures. Printed copy.
Civil Liberty in War Time, a paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association, 1919. Printed copy.
The Government and Civil Liberties: World War I and After, a reprint from the John Randolf Tucker Lectures, Washington and Lee University, 1952. Printed copy
The Government and the Enemy Alien, Speech printed in the Herald-Tribune Forum, 1939. Printed copy
New Dangers and Contemporary Governmental Activities, a reprint of a speech given in The John Randolph Tucker Lectures, 1952. Printed copy
Some Footnotes to History, a speech given before the Washington Literary Society, 1962. Typewritten copy.