Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


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
1938B.A., Swarthmore College
1941L L.B., Yale University
1941Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Sherman Minton
1941-1942Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Charles E. Clark
1942-1946U.S. Army
1946-1951Assistant and Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School
1954-1979Attorney, General Electric Company
1967-1974Consultant to Constitutional Conventions in New York, Illinois, and Texas
1979-1983Assistant 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and a curriculum vitae and were originally opened for research in 1984 as part of the Truman Libraryís Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection (MHDC 515).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 Mintonís law clerk in 1941 and their correspondence pertains to their personal relationship as well as court cases, Mintonís 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 Bradenís 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

Box 1
  • 1936-1950
  • 1951-1984

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