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Wall, John E. (John Edward Wall), 1931-2007



  • Existence: 1931-10-04 - 2007-11-20

Biographical Note

John E. Wall received his B.S. in Government from Boston College in 1954, his LL.B from Columbia University School of Law in 1960, and an LL.M from Georgetown in 1965. During the 1960s he worked as an attorney for the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney's Office. In 1968, he took part in prosecuting Dr. Benjamin Spock, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., and three others for encouraging Vietnam War draft resisters. He left the Justice Department during the Nixon administration, and then spent over 35 years in private practice as a defense attorney.

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John E. Wall legal papers pertaining to the trial of the Boston Five

Abstract The collection consists of attorney John E. Wall's notes and background materials used for the prosecution in the case of United States of America v. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Michael Ferber, Mitchell Goodman, Marcus Raskin, and Benjamin Spock. This group was informally known as the "Boston Five", and encouraged draft resistance during the Vietnam War. It includes notes, typescript documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles,...
Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. A small number of folders are closed due to privacy restrictions.

Dates: 1943-1972; Majority of material found within 1967-1968