The HistoryMakers video oral history with Deborah Lathen.

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Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
1 online resource (12 video files (4 hr., 59 min., 59 sec.)) : sound, color.


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Lawyer and government administrator Deborah Lathen was born on March 28, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri. Lathen obtained her B.A. degree from Cornell University in 1975 and her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1978. After practicing as a lawyer at Foley and Lardner LLP and at Keck, Mahin and Cate, Lathen worked in the legal department at the Quaker Oats Company. She then worked for TRW and Nissan before joining the Federal Communications Commission as bureau chief of the Cable Services Bureau. As bureau chief, Lathen oversaw significant changes in the communications industry such as the America Online and Time Warner merger. In 2001, Lathen founded Lathen Consulting in Washington, D.C. and began providing services to telecommunications and media companies. In 2007, she became a board member for British Telecommunications. In 2012, she was appointed to the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability.
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  • Videographer, Scott Stearns.
  • Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Time and place of event
  • Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2008 April 30.
  • Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2008 January 30.
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  • Larry Crowe, interviewer.
  • Cheryl Butler, interviewer.
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  • History Makers video oral history with Deborah Lathen
  • Deborah Lathen
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