Interview SummaryHelen Gaylord, Justice Reed's former secretary, begins by describing Reed's personality. Next, she discusses his relationships with fellow Justices Felix Frankfurter, Sherman Minton, Robert Jackson, Harlan Stone, Thomas Clark, William Douglas, Earl Warren, James McReynolds, Louis Brandeis, Warren Burger, and Fred Vinson. She explains how she managed the Justice's office and helped to supervise the clerks. Other topics mentioned include Reed's rice diet, his retirement and his opinion on the length of a justice's tenure, his work with cooperatives, the book "Memoirs of Hecate County" and the controversy surrounding it, and the Fair Labor Act.
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Gaylord, Helen K. Interview by Edward Gilson. 18 Mar. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Gaylord, H.K. (1981, March 18). Interview by E. Gilson. Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Gaylord, Helen K., interview by Edward Gilson. March 18, 1981, Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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