Oral Histories

Interview of Arthur E. Briggs

Dean of the UCLA School of Law. 5th District Los Angeles City Council member from 1939 to 1943.
Subtitle:
Southern California Renaissance Man
Topic:
Politics and Government
Interviewer:
Dixon, Elizabeth I.
Interviewee:
Briggs, Arthur E.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Formative years in Kansas; education at Kansas City University and University of Southern California; admission to bar in Oklahoma and Missouri, 1906, and California, 1924; early legal practice; teaching in Los Angeles law schools, 1920s; work with Unitarian Church, Los Angeles City Club, and Los Angeles Municipal League, early 1930s; participation in local politics; election as Los Angeles city councilman; service on Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, late 1930s; member, Severance Club, serving as vice president, 1925-60, and president, 1960-69; founding Los Angeles Ethical Culture Society, 1944; member, Professional Writers League of Los Angeles; later legal practice linked with specialization as certified psychologist.