Oral history interview with Charles Martin

MartinCharles.pdf
MartinCharlesAudioLog2015-07-06.pdf

Title

Oral history interview with Charles Martin

Description

Charles Martin describes growing up in an Anabaptist tradition in Hershey, Pennsylvania and his rebellious decision to attend Norwich University, a military university, in 1964. He discusses his changed perspectives about the Vietnam War and also spending time at Goddard College while completing his undergraduate studies at Norwich University. He describes maintaining his draft deferment eligibility by being accepted into the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program and continuing on to law school in 1968 at the Dickinson School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsyvania, while at the same time participating in anti-war protest activities, and gives credit to the novels of Franz Kafka for getting him through law school. Charles discusses returning to Vermont where he became a law clerk with the Vermont Supreme Court through the Law Enforcement Assistant's Association Grant, and his input into the Vermont Supreme Court's 1972 decision regarding abortion. He concludes the interview by describing the management structure of his Barre law firm, and reflections on contemporary issues and politics, including the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Date

6 July 2015

Identifier

AudioFile1970s-39

Format

MP3

Type

Audio Files

Coverage

Washington County (Vt.)

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Vermont 1970s Counterculture Project must be obtained from the Vermont Historical Society.

Interviewer

Rowell, Leslie

Interviewee

Martin, Charles, 1946-

Location

Barre (Vt.)

Duration

1 hr., 28 min., 8 sec.

Repository

Vermont Historical Society Library, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641-4209

Citation

“Oral history interview with Charles Martin,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed November 29, 2022, https://www.digitalvermont.org/vt70s/AudioFile1970s-39.