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Devane, Milton, 2006 April 13

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001

Scope and Contents

Milton Devane was born in New Haven in 1929, attended Yale College in the late 1940s, and graduated from Yale Law School in 1958 after serving in the Navy during the Korean War. Devane then went on to work for the Tyler Cooper law firm in New Haven, which represented the New Haven Redevelopment Agency in the 1960s. Devane discusses the culture of Yale Law school in the 1950s and admits that he chose Yale in part because it was a less cutthroat and less traditional school than Harvard. He then discusses working for Morris Tyler and James Cooper. He describes them as great mentors to young lawyers and committed to the New Haven community and to the law profession. Much of the interview focuses on the Redevelopment Agency's activities and the relationships between Development Administrator Edward "Ed" Logue, the Tyler Cooper firm, and the New Haven community. Devane admits that some mistakes were made in New Haven's urban renewal activities but criticizes the "revisionists" who only find fault in redevelopment.

Interviewer: Ruben, Gregory


  • 2006 April 13

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From the Collection: English

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