Series SR 11154 - Oral history interview with Frank A. Bauman

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SR 11154

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Oral history interview with Frank A. Bauman

Date(s)

  • 2005-11-21 - 2007-05-15 (Creation)

Extent

.1 cubic feet 18 audiocassettes (17 hr., 17 min., 20 sec.) + transcript (349 pages)

Name of creator

(1921-2015)

Biographical history

Frank Anthony Bauman Jr. was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1921. He grew up in Northeast Portland and attended Grant High School and later Stanford University (1939-1942). During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy's Japanese language intelligence program and visited Hiroshima with U.S. forces directly after the war. From 1946 to 1949, he attended law school at Yale University, specializing in international law. He returned to Oregon in 1949 and practiced law with a number of Portland firms, including Veatch, Bauman & Veatch and Keane, Haessler, Bauman & Harper. He and Mildred Packer were married in 1950, and Bauman then studied international law at the University of London. From 1971 to 1976, he was the United Nations senior officer to Australasia. He was active in the World Affairs Council and served with the Aspen Institute in Japan. He died in 2015.

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This interview with Frank Anthony Bauman was conducted by Karen E. Saul at Bauman's office at the Carriage House and in the Standard Plaza Building in Portland, Oregon, from November 5, 2005, to May 15, 2007. In the interview, while looking at family photographs, Bauman discusses his early life and childhood in Northeast Portland, including attending Grant High School and delivering newspapers. He then discusses attending Stanford University, including studying economics and his recollections of the lead-up to World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Bauman also talks about his experiences in the Navy during World War II, including learning Japanese; deployment to the South Pacific, particularly Peleliu; treatment and interrogation of Japanese prisoners of war; and visiting Hiroshima after the war. He goes on to describe studying at Yale Law School and establishing himself as a lawyer in Portland. He also discusses his wife, Mildred Bauman, and her involvement in the Great Books Program; studying international law at the University of London in England; and working at various law firms in Portland, including Veatch, Bauman & Lovett, and Keane, Haessler, Bauman & Harper. He goes on to talk about cases he argued before the Oregon Supreme Court and District Court, including Zucker v. Mitchell and Ritchie v. Lamb. Bauman also discusses volunteering as a civil rights lawyer in Mississippi; his involvement with the World Affairs Council; and his involvement with the United Nations, particularly focusing on UNICEF, General Paul Cullen, and his service as U.N. senior officer to Australasia.

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Collection is open for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Joint copyright is held by the Oregon Historical Society and the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society. In Copyright – Educational Use Permitted: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

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  • English

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Immediate source of acquisition

Gift of the U.S. District of Oregon Historical Society (Lib. Acc. 26446).

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Exhibits referenced throughout the interview can be found in: Frank Bauman papers, Coll 191, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Frank A. Bauman, by Karen E. Saul, SR 11154, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

General note

Forms part of the United States District Court Oral History Project.

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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.

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Sarah Stroman

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