Repository: Ralph M. Freeman Memorial Library
Title: Conversations with Judge John Feikens
Interviewee: Feikens, John
Description: Transcript of interviews with federal Judge John Feikens, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Discusses: personal background; education; dairy farming; Calvin College; Christian Reformed Church; Malcolm "Iffy the Dopester" Bingay; insurance industry; Republican Party; Dwight Eisenhower; Arthur Vandenberg, Jr.; Michigan Civil Rights Commission; Detroit Riot, 1967; Detroit Bar Association; O'Hare v. Detroit Board of Education; recess appointments; Sen. Patrick McNamara; Sen. Robert P. Griffin; Theodore Levin; automotive price fixing; Aladdin Hotel and Casino; bankruptcy court; Irving August; judicial security; judicial pay; cross-district busing; Detroit Water and Sewer litigation; judicial activism.
Classification: Law
Institutions -- Ralph M. Freeman Memorial Library
Coverage: 1917 - 1993
Resource Type: Text
Language: English
Permissions & Copyright: Historical Society, Eastern District of Michigan
Access Rights: Access and reproduction by permission of the Historical Society.
Date Recorded: 1992 - 1993
Release Flag: OK for Viewing
Transcript Format: Analog
Interviewer: Mason, Philip P.
Oral History ID: MIED 0001
Date Of Record Creation: 2007-10-26 10:39:20 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2007-10-30 10:46:45
Date Record Checked: 2007-10-16 (W3C-DTF)
Repository address: 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Room 436
Date Last Modified: 2007-10-30 14:24:26 (W3C-DTF)
Repository city: Detroit
Repository state: Michigan
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Contact Name: Librarian
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