Jacob Trieber research project papers

MS.000279

Repository: Arkansas History Commission
Title: Jacob Trieber research project papers
Date: 1872-1986
Quantity: 2.66 Cubic feet
Call number: MS.000279
Language: Materials entirely in English.


Biographical/Historical Note

Jacob Trieber was appointed by President William McKinley as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas on July 26, 1900. He was the first Jewish person appointed to a federal judgeship in the United States.

Trieber was born in Germany, October 6, 1853, and moved with his parents to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1866. In 1868, the family moved to Helena, Arkansas, where Jacob Trieber studied law and entered the Arkansas Bar in 1876. He practiced law in Helena and was active in local politics. He was appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern Arkansas District in 1897, and then appointed to the federal bench in Little Rock in 1900. An active member of the Republican Party, Trieber served on the Republican State Committee and as a delegate to the National Republican convention for many years. He served as a federal judge until his death on September 27, 1927.

Judge Gerald Heaney gathered these materials while researching his UALR Law Review article, "Jacob Treiber: Lawyer, Politician, Judge," 1985-1986.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of correspondence, journal articles, speeches, and news articles pertaining to Judge Trieber's policial and judicial career, including and his involvement in several landmark civil rights and labor cases. The papers also include correspondence and research notes about Treiber by Judge Gerald Heaney.

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Restrictions
Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

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Administrative Information
Preferred Citation

Jacob Trieber Research Project Papers, Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gerald W. Heaney, Duluth, Minnesota, 1991.

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  • Correspondence

    • 1. 1890-1899 (Box 1)

    • 2. 1900

    • 3. 1901-1909

    • 4. 1910-1915

    • 5. 1916-1927

    • 6. Undated

    • 7. President Benjamin Harrison, 1890

    • 8. Powell Clayton, 1898-1902

    • 9. Teddy Roosevelt, 1905-1912

    • 10. William Howard Taft, 1910-1926

    • 11. Duplicates, 1910-1927

    • 12. Duplicates, 1900-1910

    • 13. Judge Gerald Heaney, 1984-1985 (Box 2)

    • 14. Judge Gerald Heaney, 1986

    • 15. Judge Gerald Heaney, 1985-1986

  • Biographical research material

    • 16. Helena years (Box 3)

    • 17. Proceedings, Republican National Convention, 1884

    • 18. Congressional race of 1892

    • 19. Appointment to the federal bench, 1896-1900

    • 20. Appointment as federal judge, 1896-1900

    • 21. General biographical notes, 1900-1910

    • 22. General biographical notes, 1910-1920

    • 23. Death and memorials, 1927

    • 24. Family legal papers

    • 25. General biographical notes, 1921-1927

    • 26. Article, "Jacob Trieber: Lawyer, Politician, Judge," UALR Law Review, Volume 8, Number 3, 1985-1986, by Judge Gerald W. Heaney

    • 27. Miscellaneous biographical notes

  • Articles and speeches

    • 28. The Arkansas Banker, Volume XI, Number 7, October 1927: "The Rights and Liabilities of Banks at Law," by Jacob Trieber, pages 5-9 (Box 4)

    • 29. The Arkansas Banker, Volume XI, Number 8, November 1927: "The Rights and Liabilities of Banks at Law," by Jacob Trieber, pages 21-23

    • 30. "Injunctions and the Judiciary," pamphlet by Jacob Trieber, undated

    • 31. "Arkansas' Blue Law," opinion by Jacob Trieber, 1914

    • 32. "Legal Status of Negroes Before the Civil War," by Jacob Trieber, Publications of the Arkansas Historical Association, Volume 3, 1911

    • 33. "A Review of the Act of Congress of February 13,1925, Defining the Jurisdiction of the Circuit Courts of Appeals and of the Supreme Court," by Judge Jacob Trieber, 1925

    • 34. Proceedings of the Arkansas Bar Association, 1889: "Shall Statutes in Derogation of the Common Law Be Strictly Construed?" paper persented by Judge Jacob Trieber

    • 35. Proceedings of the Arkansas Bar Association, 1905: "The Jurisdiction of Federal Courts in Actions in Which Corporations Are Parties," paper presented by Judge Jacob Trieber

    • 36. Proceedings of the Arkansas Bar Association, 1908: "The Relationship of the State and National Courts," paper presented by Judge Jacob Trieber

    • 37. Proceedings of the Arkansas Bar Association, 1910: "Assignments of Future Wages as Against Public Policy," paper presented by Judge Jacob Trieber

    • 38. Proceedings of the Arkansas Bar Association, 1912: "The New Judicial Code," paper presented by Judge Jacob Trieber

    • 39. Proceedings of the Arkansas Bar Association, 1915: "The National Employers' Liability Act," paper presented by Judge Jacob Trieber

    • 40. Program, Little Rock Bar Association in celebration of Constitution Week, September 17, 1923 (includes address by Jacob Trieber)

    • 41. Proceedings of Arkansas Bar Association, 1925: "A Review of the Act of Congress of February 13, 1925, Defining the Jurisdiction of the Circuit Court of Appeals and of the Supreme Court," paper presented by Jacob Trieber

    • 42. Speeches

    • 43. Typed manuscript, Judge Gerald Heaney's article: "Jacob Trieber; Lawyer, Politican, Judge"

    • 44. Published copy of Judge Gerald Heaney's article on Jacob Trieber

    • 45. Miscellaneous Arkansas Bar Association brochures, 1983-1985

  • Topical files

    • 46. Reminiscences (Box 5)

    • 47. History of Jews in Europe

    • 48. The Helena years

    • 49. Chairman, Republican State Committee, 1898-1904

    • 50. Powell Clayton

    • 51. United States District Attorney

    • 52. Jacob Trieber: The Judge

    • 53. Civil rights

    • 54. Railroads

    • 55. Migratory birds

    • 56. Prohibition

    • 57. Regulation of rates

    • 58. Employers' Liability Act

    • 59. Anti-trust

    • 60. Elaine Race Riot

    • 61. The last years

  • Court cases

    • 62. List of court cases, appendix (Box 6)

    • 63. Moore v. Dempsey

    • 64. Morris and Hodges

    • 65. Peonage court case, 1905

    • 66. Poll tax case (Knight v. Shelton), 1905

    • 67. U.S. Shoe v. United States, 1921

    • 68. U.S. Shoe v. United States, 1921

    • 69. Notes on miscellaneous court cases (Box 7)

    • 70. Notes on miscellaneous court cases

    • 71. Notes on miscellaneous court cases

    • 72. Notes on miscellaneous court cases

    • 73. Rough draft of Judge Heaney's article (Box 8)

    • 74. Miscellaneous newspaper articles

    • 75. Miscellaneous research notes

    • 76. Miscellaneous research notes

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