Interview with William D. Rogers, March 20, 1981
Part of Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project
- Interview with William D. Rogers, March 20, 1981
- Edward Gilson; interviewer. William D. Rogers; interviewee.
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- William Rogers clerked for Justice Reed from 1952 to 1953. He begins his interview by describing Chief Justice Fred Vinson's attitude toward the Supreme Court. Next, he compares Reed's personality to those of the other justices – specifically Sherman Minton, Felix Frankfurter, Harold Burton, William Douglas, and Thomas Clark. Rogers also talks about the relationship between Reed and his clerks, and mentions the annual dinners that Justice and Mrs. Reed held in the clerks' honor. He goes on to contrast the writing styles of Justice Reed and Justice William Douglas. The cases that Rogers refers to are the Rosenberg spy case, Brown v. Allen, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Peters v. Hobby. He ends the interview with a description of Reed's political philosophy.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- Reed, Stanley Forman, 1884-1980
- Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project
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