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Wiley W. Manuel Papers MSS.1102
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Personal and professional papers of the Honorable Wiley W. Manuel, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court from 1977 to 1981. Materials date from 1939 through 2010.
Born on August 28, 1927 in Oakland, California, Justice Wiley William Manuel was the first African American appointed to the California Supreme Court. He received his early education in Berkeley, California and served in the U.S. Army from February 1946 to May 1947. In 1951 he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in economics. In 1953 he graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where he served as editor-in-chief of the Hastings Law Journal. Following graduation, he served for 23 years with the California Department of Justice as a deputy attorney general, assistant attorney general and chief assistant attorney general in the San Francisco Office.
13.12 Cubic feet (2 cartons, 8 flat storage boxes, plus personal effects)
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