The Milton N. Nathanson papers consists of files Nathanson compiled during his work as an attorney specializing in Colorado
River water issues, including his employment at the Department of Interior as Assistant Regional Solicitor and Field Solicitor
and as special consultant to the Department of Interior and the Coachella Valley Water District, as well as notes and drafts
written by Nathanson while he was authoring the book,
Updating the Hoover Dam Documents, and materials related to his involvement in the Colorado River Board of California.
Milton Norman Nathanson (1910-2000) was a prominent water rights attorney, specializing in Colorado River water issues, specifically
"The Law of the River." Born on December 19, 1910 in Philadelphia, Nathanson attended college in his home state at the University
of Pennsylvania, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from its Wharton School of Finance and Commerce in 1932 before receiving
his Juris Doctorate from Penn Law in 1935. In 1941, Nathanson joined the Office of the Solicitor at the United States Department
of Interior in Washington, D.C. after briefly practicing law in the private sector; he served in the counterintelligence division
of the United States Army during the Second World War from 1943-1945 before returning to Washington, D.C. following the war.
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