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
In this oral history Hugh Scott recounts his time in municipal and federal government and actions for the city of Philadelphia. He began his law practice in Philadelphia in 1922. He was assistant district attorney, Philadelphia county, from 1926-41. He was then elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives, 1941-45 and 1947-59, after which he served as a United States Senator from 1958 to 1977. In addition, Senator Scott has provided a copy of an extensive oral history interview that deals in depth with his activities at the federal level. This interview was conducted by the United States Capitol Historical Society.
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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