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.
Southern California Renaissance Man
Politics and Government
Dixon, Elizabeth I.
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.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
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.