Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam

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The Lawyers Committee challenged the legality (Under the U.S. Constitution and the United Nations Charter) of the military action by the United States in Vietnam.

From the description of Collection, 1965-1966. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 28250279

Organized in 1965 by Joseph Harold Crown (1907- ; Columbia University B.A., 1927), a tax lawyer, to promote an end to the American involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The Committee, which included Wayne Morse, Carey McWilliams, Philip C. Jessup, Hans J. Morgenthau, and Quincy Wright, was dissolved in 1973.

From the description of Records, 1962-1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122442956

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creatorOf Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam. Collection, 1965-1966. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam. Records, 1962-1979. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
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Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998. person
associatedWith Crown, Joseph Harold, 1907- person
associatedWith Fulbright, J. William 1905-1995. person
associatedWith Jessup, Philip C. 1897-1986. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Edward M. 1932-2009. person
associatedWith McGovern, George S. 1922- person
associatedWith McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980. person
associatedWith Morgenthau, Hans J. 1904-1980. person
associatedWith Morse, Wayne L. 1900-1974. person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Thant, U, 1909-1974. person
associatedWith Wright, Quincy, 1890-1970. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Stockholm (Sweden)
Grenoble (France)
Hanoi (Vietnam)
United States
United States
Toronto (Ont.)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
International law--History--Sources
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--Sources
Peace movements
World politics

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Active 1965

Active 1966



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SNAC ID: 34773183