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
Richard Doran is interviewed about his early work and education leading to his career in politics. In particular, Mr. Doran talks about his work for Milton Shapp and later William J. Green on their political campaigns. Mr. Doran would later become an executive assistant to Mr. Green from 1965-1970 when he would join Shapp's campaign full-time until 1976. When describing his work with Governor Shapp, Mr. Doran focuses on the relationship between city and state government. In particular, he describes the involvement in solving the Board of Education of Philadelphia's problems receiving state aid.
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.
- Richard Doran Oral History, April 17, 1979
- Politicians, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Doran, Richard A.
- Personal Names:
- Shapp, Milton J., 1912-1994, Green, William Joseph, 1910-1963
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
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