J. Samuel Moore


Michelle L. Gomilla

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Retired El Paso attorney.

Summary of Interview

Part of Chamizal Oral History Project; history of Scott, Hulse, Marshall, Feuille, Finger, and Thurmond, law firm representing U.S. at 1911 arbitration hearing on Chamizal; role of Richard F. Burges as U.S. Associate Counsel in Chamizal arbitration hearing; historical background of Chamizal issue; Mexico City meeting of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Mexico President Adolfo Lopez Mateos; reasons for delay in setting Chamizal issue; describes Chamizal tract and discusses Public Law 88-300; relocation of Chamizal residents and businesses; paper he authored on Chamizal dispute; sources of information of Chamizal issue.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

45 minutes

Tape Number

No. 842

Transcript Number

No. 842

Length of Transcript

25 pages

Interview Number

No. 842

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