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
Robert M. Landis and Robert L. Freedman are interviewed on Landis' work as Abraham Freedman's first Deputy Solicitor. Mr. Landis talks about the challenges faced by his department, primarily the incident regarding the Mercantile License Tax. Mr. Freedman also mentions resistance faced by his father's administration when introducing a new home rule charter.
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.
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