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Finding Aid for the Benjamin Harrison Papers, 1939-1960
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Description
Benjamin Harrison (1888-1960) was a lawyer and Democratic Party leader in California. He served as city attorney for Needles (1918-37), was appointed U.S. district attorney for the Southern district of California (1937), and U.S. district judge for the area in 1940. The collection consists of correspondence, briefs, notes, and news clippings.
Background
Harrison was born on December 18, 1888 in San Bernardino, California; studied law privately; admitted to California bar in 1914; became Democratic Party leader in California; practiced at Needles, California (1917-23) and San Bernardino (1923-37); served as city attorney for Needles, 1918-37; appointed U.S. district attorney for the Southern district of California (1937), and U.S. district judge for the area in 1940; he died on August 13, 1960.
Extent
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.