Description of Materials: Biography; seven interviews; one classroom lecture.

Repository and website developer: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Provenance: John A. Carver Jr.

Abstract: Messenger for U.S. Senate committee 1936-1937, attorney-at-law 1948-1956, Assistant Idaho State Attorney General, administrative assistant for U.S. Senator Frank Church (D-Id), member of President-elect John F. Kennedy transition team 1960-61, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior for Public Land Management 1961-1964, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Interior 1965-1966, Commissioner on the Federal Power Commission 1966-1972, Professor of Law University of Denver College of Law 1972-1988, Professor of Law Emeritus University of Denver College of Law 1988-2004. In the materials on this website John A. Carver Jr. provides a personal account of his eight-decade career in American public life. Among the topics Prof. Carver comments on are: His first experiences working in Washington, D.C., as a messenger for a U.S. Senate Committee; his role as administrative assistant to former Idaho U.S. Senator Frank Church; the 1960 transition of President-elect Kennedy and how it compared to the 2008 transition of President-elect Barack Obama; his years at the U.S. Department of the Interior; reflections on the challenges and opportunities faced by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar; service as a Commissioner on the Federal Power Commission; and the evolution of American environmental and natural resources law and policy. The interviews were undertaken in December 2008 and January and February 2009. The lecture was given in October 2007.

Archivist: Deirdre Adams-Buckley, MLIS University of Denver 2012