1 Cal. Legal Hist. 87 (2006)
Justice Frank C. Newman Oral History Interview

handle is hein.journals/calegh1 and id is 93 raw text is: Justice Frank C. Newman Oral History Interview'
Interviewed by Carole Hicke
The editors are indebted to the ROHO officers and to the University for authorizing pub-
lication of this important document, which reports interviews expertly conducted by Ms.
Hicke at various dates from 1989 to 1994. The transcript is not published in its entirety,
but the segments of most interest to students of California legal history and the California
Supreme Court are included here, with minor editing as shown.
The Early Years
HICKE: Let's start this afternoon, Professor Newman, with a little bit of your
background and how you got into law.
NEWMAN: I'm a native Californian, born in Eureka. My mother was a native
Californian, also born in Eureka, which is quite unusual.
HICKE: That is. That's really interesting. You're at least a second generation.
There aren't too many of those around. When were you born?
NEWMAN: Nineteen-seventeen.
1 Source: Transcript in the Regional Oral History Collection, Bancroft Library, Uni-
versity of California Berkeley.

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