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Oral history interview with Charles E. Wright
- 1991-07-03 (Creation)
.1 cubic feet 1 audiocassette (52 min., 6 sec.)
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Charles Edward Pares Wright was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1906. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1932 and passed the Oregon State Bar in 1933. He was a lawyer in Portland and worked in the regional office of the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission in Seattle, Washington, from 1937 to 1943. He later served on the board of the Portland Junior Symphony, was vice president of Catlin Hillside Schools, and was director of the Travelers Aid Society, the Portland Art Association and the Portland City Club. He died in 1999.
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This oral history interview with Charles E. Wright was conducted by Elizabeth Buehler on July 12, 1991. In the interview, Wright discusses his education at Yale Law School, particularly studying corporate law with Professor William O. Douglas, who was later a U.S. Supreme Court justice. He briefly discusses returning to Oregon in 1932 and working as a lawyer in Portland; working for the regional office of the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission in Seattle, Washington; and returning to private practice in Portland. He then returns to the topic of William O. Douglas.
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Collection is open for research.
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Copyright held by Whitman College and Northwest Archives. The Oregon Historical Society has been granted permission to make this interview available online. In Copyright statement: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
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Existence and location of originals
Original interview recording, Box 1, WCMss023, is held in the oral history collection, Whitman College and Northwest Archives, Walla Walla, Washington.
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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Charles E. Wright, by Elizabeth Buehler, SR 611, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Transcript (12 pages) from Whitman College is available for in-person use at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library. The date on the transcript is August 21, 1991, which differs from the date written on the audiocassette held by the Oregon Historical Society library.
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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.