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Record: Legal Oral History Project: Clinton Bamberger, March 3, 2001.


Legal Oral History Project: Clinton Bamberger, March 3, 2001.

Video Call Number: Location:
1455 Biddle Law Library
Year: Running Time: Format:
2001 VHS


E. Clinton Bamberger, Jr. was born in Baltimore MD on July 2, 1926. He earned a B.S. from Loyola College (Baltimore) in 1949, and was graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a J.D. in 1951. After law school, from 1951 to 1952, Bamberger worked as a law clerk to Judges Charles Markell and Edward Delaplaine of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. In 1952 Bamberger became an associate with the Baltimore firm of Piper & Marbury; and between 1958 and 1959 he also served as Assistant Attorney General of Maryland. In 1960 Bamberger became a partner of Piper & Marbury. In September of 1965 Bamberger became the first Director of the Legal Services Program within the Office of Economic Opportunity, the first program of the federal government to provide financial support for civil legal services to the poor. While at OEO/LSP Bamberger spent much time delivering speeches, attempting to win over support for the new government program . His stay at LSP was brief, and in mid-1966 Bamberger left LSP to run for State Attorney General of Maryland. That campaign was unsuccessful and Bamberger returned to Piper & Marbury until 1969. (For major accomplishments while at OEO/LSP see 1st annual report of OEO/LSP in OEO/LSP series) In 1969 Bamberger became Dean of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. There he taught Civil Procedure and Professional Responsibility. In 1975 Bamberger left The Catholic University of America to become the Executive Vice President of the Legal Services Corporation.


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