Monday, December 16, 2013

Gesell Speaks!

The Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit has posted the audiorecording of its oral history interview of Judge Gerhard Gesell, who served on the US District Court for the District of Columbia from 1967 to 1993.  My own interest in Gesell is principally his work at the SEC during the New Deal.  His examination of the New York Stock Exchange's Richard Whitney revealed sensation defalcations by that presumed pillar of probity.  Also of interest is his comments on the great Washington law firm Covington & Burling.

The recording covers the following topics.

Gerhard Gesell, 1938 (LC)
Preparing a Speech for President Roosevelt
Yale College and Yale Law School
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and William O. Douglas
Yale Law School and SEC Reflections
SEC Reflections
New Deal Washington
Covington and Burling
President's Committee for Equal Opportunities in the Armed Forces