George D. Braden Papers

Dates: 1936-1984; Bulk Date Span: 1936-1956

Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Sherman Minton, 1941

The papers of George D. Braden mostly consist of correspondence between Braden and Sherman Minton.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one linear foot (about 100 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with the collection. Documents created by U.S. Government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Jessica Seigler (2007) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1914 (October 30)

 

Born, Indianapolis, Indiana

1938

 

B.A., Swarthmore College

1941

 

L L.B., Yale University

1941

 

Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Sherman Minton

1941-1942

 

Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Charles E. Clark

1942-1946

 

U.S. Army

1946-1951

 

Assistant and Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School

1954-1979

 

Attorney, General Electric Company

1967-1974

 

Consultant to Constitutional Conventions in New York, Illinois, and Texas

1979-1983

 

Assistant Attorney General in Charge of Opinions, State of New York

2000 (January 3)

 

Died, Brooklyn, New York

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of George D. Braden consist of correspondence and a curriculum vitae and were originally opened for research in 1984 as part of the Truman Library’s Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection (MHDC 515).

The correspondence mostly consists of letters exchanged between Braden and Sherman Minton, written while Minton was serving as U.S. Senator from Indiana (1935-1941), Administrative Assistant to President Roosevelt (1941), Judge of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (1941-1949), and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1949-1956). Braden served as Minton’s law clerk in 1941 and their correspondence pertains to their personal relationship as well as court cases, Minton’s fellow Justices of the Supreme Court, and his judicial philosophy. The collection also includes a few letters to Braden from other Minton law clerks and Braden’s curriculum vitae, which he sent to the Library in 1984.

The Library also has a collection of the papers of Sherman Minton, consisting of opinions written by Minton during his years on the Supreme Court with related correspondence and notes.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1

  CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1936-1984
Correspondence between Braden and Sherman Minton with other correspondence and a curriculum vitae. Arranged chronologically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1936-1984

Box 1

  • 1936-1950
  • 1951-1984
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