Oral Histories

Interview of Edward A. Dickson

Nephew of University of California Regent Edward A. Dickson.
Subtitle:
"The Godfather of UCLA": Regent Edward A. Dickson
Series:
"The Godfather of UCLA": Regent Edward A. Dickson
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UC Regents
Interviewer:
Wutkee, Winston
Interviewee:
Dickson, Edward A.
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:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Series Statement:
This series contains reminiscences of individuals who knew University of California Regent Edward A. Dickson.
Abstract:
Edward A. Dickson: Dickson family history; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Samuel J. Dickson; Clinton White campaign; Dickson's break with Hiram Johnson; William Stephens; Harley Brundige, managing editor, Los Angeles Express; Edwin T. Earl; Republicanism; Thomas Kuchel; Olson reappoints Dickson to board of regents, 1942; F. W. Kellogg's partnership with Dickson; Dickson as publisher of Express and newspaperman; shifts in political attitudes; supporting Herbert Hoover; Caughey and loyalty oath controversy, 1950; Joseph McCarthy; Lawrence Clark Powell; Japanese exclusion laws; Dickson founds Western Federal Savings and Loan; sale of Express; William Randolph Hearst; UCLA as monument to Dickson.