Randall J. Newsome Oral History collection
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Randall J. Newsome was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1950. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1975. In 1982, Newsome was appointed judge to the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Ohio, where he remained until 1988. In 1998, Newsome moved to the Northern District of California's bankruptcy court, where he became Chief Judge in 2004.
Randall Newsome has served as a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Center since 1987. He joined the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 1983, serving as President from 1998-1999. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Newsome has contributed to a number of bankruptcy manuals, including Chapter 11: Theory and Practice and Collier on Bankruptcy. Starting in the early 1990s, Newsome used his position as both scholar and historian of bankruptcy law to interview a number of important bankruptcy figures.
The Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection (1993-1998 and 2004) includes audio cassette tapes of interviews with important figures in bankruptcy law, conducted by Newsome.
Digital reproductions of these oral histories are available electronically at http://www.law.upenn.edu/bll/archives/bankruptcy/digicoll/oralhistories.html.
Received from Randall J. Newsome in October 2006.
Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, October 2006.
- Kennedy, Frank R.
- Treister, George M.
- Countryman, Vern
- Herzog, Asa S. (Asa Shaffer)
- Duberstein, Conrad B., 1915-2005
- Forman, Leon S. (Leon Sidney)
- King, Lawrence P.
- Lee, Joe, 1925-2015
- Morton, Robert B. (Robert Ball)
- Patchan, Joseph
- National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
- National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.)
- American College of Bankruptcy
- University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library
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- Jordon Steele
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