Biographical Research Center

Interview with Samuel P. King 1/9/2003 tape 1

Interview with Samuel P. King, former United States Chief District Judge for the District of Hawaiʻi and legal contemporary of Harriet Bouslog, recorded on January 9, 2003 for Biography Hawaiʻi: Harriet Bouslog. Topics include: the state of the legal profession in Hawaiʻi around the time of Bouslog's first arrival in 1939, the impact on the local law profession after martial law was declared in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the changes in Hawaiʻi's judicial and legal environment Bouslog found upon returning to work for the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) in 1946, the difficulties that she encountered in the legal system when defending laborers, the response of the local legal profession to Bouslog's work, what she was like in court, the common public perception of her politics, the general community response to the Reinecke case, what made her successful as a lawyer, why she was disliked by some people, and King's time as the President of the Hawaiʻi Bar Association in the 1950s.

Languages: English


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