About this Collection
Water M. Phillips interviewed over 150 civic and political leaders on subjects related to Philadelphia city government and history between the late 1930s and the 1970s. Related collection: Walter M. Phillips, Sr. Papers (Acc. 527)
About this Interview
This interview is largely focused on stories told by prominent Philadelphia lawer David Berger about his relationship with Philadelphia Mayor Richardson Dilworth. The two men served the Navy together in World War II. Berger also served as city solicitor under Dilworth's administration.
Biographical / Historical Note
Walter M. Phillips, Sr. (1912-1985) was active in Philadelphia civic and political life for over thirty years. He worked and volunteered in a variety of city and regional organizations. After retiring, Phillips initiated an oral history project, interviewing in the 1970s many individuals with whom he had worked.
- David Berger Oral History, June 11, 1979
- Politicians, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Berger, David
- Personal Names:
- Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974, Berger, David, Harrison, Earl
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- United States Navy
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
- Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
- Transcript Identifier:
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