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Garnett Thomas Eisele Papers, 1962-1970

Garnett Thomas Eisele Papers, 1962-1970

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Garnett Thomas Eisele Papers UALR.MS.0251

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201

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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-06-03T09:58-0500
Language: English

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
creatorEisele, Garnett Thomas, 1923-
Title: Garnett Thomas Eisele Papers, 1962-1970
Dates: 1962-1970
Quantity: 10.0 linear feet; 18 document boxes and 1 OV box
Identification: UALR.MS.0251

Arrangement note

This collection was recieved in alphabetical order by subject. When possible original folder titles were retained. Items are arranged in chronological order within each folder with the exception of the "Miscellaneous" folder, which is arranged alphabetically by creator.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, photographs, reports, legislation, periodicals, newspaper clippings, resumes, budgets, court documents, speech transcripts, police reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and other miscellaneous publications and documents concerning Garnett Thomas Eisele and his work with the Winthrop Rockefeller administration. Subjects include education, illegal gambling, the Arkansas Highway Department, Labor Department, and other state agencies. The collection also includes materials related to the Arkansas State Police and investigations regarding the Tucker and Cummins prison farm.

Biographical Note

Garnett Thomas Eisele was 1923 November 3 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he attended St. John's Catholic School. He married Kathryn Irene Freygang and had four children: Wendell Alan Eisele, Garnett Martin Eisele, II, Kathryn Martin Eisele, and Jean Elizabeth Eisele.

Eisele attended several universities and served in two branches of the military. He initially attended the University of Florida (1941-1943) before leaving for the U.S. Army. He served as a U.S. Army private (1942-1946), while attending the University of Indiana (1943-1944). Eisele's service during World War II was confined to the European theatre, arriving in Germany aboard the Queen Mary just after the Battle of the Bulge in 1945 January. In addition, Eisele’s educational background includes a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a LL.B (1950) and LL.M. (1951) from Harvard Law. After finishing his studies at Harvard Law School he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve (1952-1961).

Eisele began his law career in private practice in his hometown of Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1951. He then became Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas in 1953. He returned to private practice from 1956-1970. After being Governor Winthrop Rockefeller’s legal advisor (1966-1969), he was nominated to a federal judge position by Richard M. Nixon on 1970 January 23. Eisele was confirmed as the U.S. District Court Judge of Eastern Arkansas by the Senate on 1970 August 6, and he received commission on 1970 August 5. He achieved senior status on 1991 August 1, after serving as chief judge since 1975.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Arkansas--Politics and government--20th century
Arkansas--Prisons--20th century
Economic development
Education--Arkansas--History--20th century
Eisele, Garnett Thomas, 1923-
Lawyers--Arkansas--History--20th century
Murton, Thomas O., 1929-1990
Rockefeller, Winthrop, 1912-1973


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This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing User

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.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.

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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Garnett Thomas Eisele Papers, 1962-1970, UALR.MS.0251. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, folder number, box number, Garnett Thomas Eisele Papers, 1962-1970, UALR.MS.0251.

Processing by:

Jessica Erwin, Graduate Assistant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2014-2015.

Related Material

Related materials providing additional information about Garnett Thomas Eisele's personal and professional life may be found in the following collections in this repository: G. Thomas Eisele Papers, MSS.11.147, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute; Frances Ross interview with Thomas Eisele, Oral History Collection, UALR.ORH.0299, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute; Winthrop Rockefeller Collection, 1912-1973, UALR.MS.0001, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute.

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