Biographical Research Center

Interview with Samuel P. King 1/9/2003 tape 2

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: why some people disliked Bouslog; the impact, controversy and significance of the Majors-Palakiko and Smith Act cases in Hawaiʻi; the circumstances surrounding King's father serving as a witness during the Smith Act trial; King's contacts with Bouslog over the years; the effect the In re Sawyer decision had on attorneys; the reasons behind Bouslog's suspension by the Bar Ethics Committee, the impetus behind the large scale of the Hawaiʻi Smith Act trial; the relationship between union activity and communism; and the Hawaiʻi Democratic Party's challenges in dealing with the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) and its communist associations.

Languages: English


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