Phillip Areeda, 1986 Harvard Law School Yearbook
From folder 46-2, Phillip E. Areeda Papers, 1930-1995
In addition to being a scholar, Areeda was politically active, serving a few stints in the White House for the Eisenhower, Ford and Nixon administrations. For Presidents Eisenhower and Ford, Areeda acted as legal counsel. Under President Nixon, he was the executive director of the President’s Cabinet Task Force on Oil Import Control, and served on his presidential transition team. A portion of his papers held by the Law School represent his time in Washington, though the Eisenhower Library has a small collection of Areeda’s records as Assistant Legal Counsel.
Areeda’s love for antitrust law was equaled by his love for good company, good food, and especially, good wine. Known as an oenophile, Areeda had a wine cellar that was rumored to be world-class, and he doled out advice on wine almost as frequently as advice on legal matters.
Phillip Areeda navigated a successful career as a lawyer and professor, and managed to balance it with a fun, and sometimes unexpected, personal life.
From folder 48-21, Phillip E. Areeda Papers, 1930-1995
For a full description of the Phillip Areeda Papers, see the finding aid for the collection.