Walter E. Barton oral history
Scope and Contents
During the first interview, Barton discusses his family heritage and Kentucky; childhood and chores; education and travel in the West; law practice, taxes, and publications; Washington, D.C. and Vice-President Thomas Riley Marshall; World War I in France; marriage and Evansville; and being a tax lawyer in Washington, D.C. In the second interview, Barton discusses World War I, moving his law practice from Evansville to Washington, D.C., and the Posey County gas field. In the third interview, he discusses Texas, tax books, and the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the cases he argued before the Supreme Court.
- Barton, Walter E. (Walter Elbert) (Interviewee, Person)
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During World War I, Barton served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was stationed in France. In 1920, he moved to Washington, D.C. to practice tax law before the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. On April 1, 1955, he married his second wife, Isabelle Stockett Nixon. Barton wrote numerous articles and books on tax law. Late in his life, he wrote two historical memoirs, The Lost Heritage and In the Twilight of My Memory. He died on October 21, 1983, in Washington, D.C.
Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.
0.01 Cubic Feet (3 transcripts, 1 folder, 1 reel-to-reel audiotape, 5 cassette tapes)
- Walter E. Barton oral history
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