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Guide to the Lowell Turrentine Papers
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Collection pertains largely to his professional life at Stanford University and contains correspondence, both business and personal; his master's thesis; materials for lectures; degrees, awards, and certificates; and a Turrentine genealogy. General correspondence concerns financial investments, legal issues (including estate issues), law curriculum, publication of his articles and books, placement of law students, and personal affairs such as his health, offers of other teaching posts, and Princeton and Harvard reunions. There is a substantial amount of correspondence and memoranda from his work as a Compliance Commissioner for the War Production Board, 1942-44. Other topics include the Stanford Law Veterans Memorial Scholarship, the death of Allene Lamson, Laisne v. State Board of Optometry, and the effect of World War II on the Law School. Correspondents include Warren Christopher, Felix Frankfurter, Charles A. Beardsley, John S. Bradway, Elliott E. Cheatham, Juan Enrique Geigel, Erwin N. Griswold, Moffatt Hancock, Marion R. Kirkwood, Ray B. Lyon, Philbrick McCoy, D. O. McGovney, Roscoe Pound, Owen J. Roberts, Malcolm P. Sharp, Fred Ames Weller, and Richard Wicks.
Lowell Turrentine earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton in 1917 and his law degrees at Harvard in 1922 and 1929. He practiced law in Cleveland and New York City and was involved in the prosecution of the Elk Hills and Teapot Dome scandal, before joining the faculty of the Stanford Law School in the fall of 1929. During World War II he served as compliance commissioner for the War Production Board. He was acting dean of the law school in 1945-46; in 1958 he became the first holder of the Marion Rice Kirkwood Professorship in Law. He retired in 1961 and died in 1992.
4 Linear feet
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This collection is open for research.