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Today is the Twenty Fourth of February, 1987, This is Jessica
Holland. We are at 870 U.N. Plaza for the oral history collection of
Columbia University. Would you state and spell your full name?
Andrew Heiskell, H-e-i-s-k-e-l-l.
Wait, there's something, hold on just one second. [scratching
sound] O.K. You just remembered something about Joseph Welch the
Yes. It was a rather funny story. This was before Joe
Welch was known. Before the McCarthy trial, if you can call it
a trial. We were involved in some law suit and I was asked to
testify. The deposition part of the trial was taking place in
Boston, and I went up there and met a local lawyer who I'd never met
before, a man by the name of Joseph Welch who became quite famous
This would be the early Fifties?
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