Matthew J. Jasen
State Supreme Court Justice
University of Buffalo. School of Law and Jurisprudence--History
Polish Community in Buffalo
Lawyer in Buffalo and former State Supreme Court justice; member of the University of Buffalo Council, 1963; alumnus of the UB Law School. Tape of an interview with Jasen, conducted by Brenda K. Shelton, February 1, 1979. Concerns his childhood, UB Law School, his experiences in and after WWII, his law firm, and the Polish community in Buffalo.
Overview: Matthew Jasen is a Buffalo lawyer and former State Supreme Court justice. He graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School and for a brief time in 1963 was a member of the University of Buffalo Council. In the first half of this interview, Mr. Jasen talks about his childhood in Buffalo and his memories of the UB Law School, emphasizing the composition of the faculty at that time and the social atmosphere of the University. He then discusses his experiences as a Civil Affairs Officer in Germany during World War II, and his post-war experiences as a justice of the military government in Heidelberg. The latter part of the interview concentrates on Jasen's activities after his return to Buffalo, including the establishment of his law firm, his tenure as a State Supreme Court justice, and his continuing interest in the University and the Law School. At various times throughout the interview, Jasen also comments on his Polish background and the Polish community in Buffalo.
Shelton, Brenda K.
Jasen, Matthew J., 1915-
1 sound cassette
ca. 60 min.
“Matthew J. Jasen,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed February 17, 2019, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/4287.