United States Commissioner for the Southern District of Mississippi in 1964, who dismissed the charges against the defendants in the murder cases of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman after ruling that the testimony of a key witness in the case was "hearsay" because it had been disclosed to an FBI agent working on the case.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (University of Southern Mississippi Libraries)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- SAVF-Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) papers (Social Action vertical file, circa 1930-2002; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 577, Box 15, Folder 1) (Reports)
- SEDFRE--Schwerner Application to CORE (Copy), 1963, and Clippings, Press Releases, and News Summaries, 1964 (Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality records, 1944-1976; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 546, Box 1, Folder 10) (Clippings (information artifacts))