George Romney Papers: 1920s-1973
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Circuit Judgeship: One-Man Grand Jury 1939-1941 [series] (0.3 linear feet, 35 phonograph records)

The Circuit Judgeship: One-Man Grand Jury series (1939-1941; 0.3 linear ft. and 35 sound discs) is comprised of materials related to Ferguson's service as a One-Man grand jury. Of primary importance and comprising the bulk of the series are the court transcripts of investigations of Detroiters, including Mayor Richard Reading, many of whom were involved in gambling rackets. The transcripts do not comprise a complete set, but are valuable in painting a graphic picture of the bribing of police officers, the workings of the numbers game, and the running of bookmaking establishments in Wayne County. Ferguson's own reminiscences are interesting, but very brief and frequently based on newspaper accounts.

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General (includes Ferguson's own reminiscences, "Fish In My Boots"; miscellaneous correspondence; affidavits; etc.) (2 folders)
 
Court Transcripts
Box   1  
Milton Behrendt Case (4 folders)
Box   1  
Richard Reading Case (2 folders)

(pages missing)

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Carl Brooks, John Bitonti, et al. Case (5 folders)
Box   2  
Richard Connell, et al. Case
Box   2  
John Miller, Zigmund Makericz Case
Box   2  
Elmer Ryan, et al. Case (4 folders)
Box   2  
Miscellaneous Transcript Pages
Box   2  
Phonograph records of statements taken for Wayne County graft grand jury

(35 discs in 1 carrying case located separately)