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

Elkins Wetherill became the first full-time President of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc., in May, 1965, He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Stock Clearing Corporation of Philadelphia. He was chairman of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission after having served as president of the Montgomery County Commissioners and one term as Montgomery County Treasurer. He entered state government later on administration as chairman of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission. In this Oral History, Mr. Wetherill discusses at length the establishment of the DVRPC - Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and how it functions.

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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.

Record Details

Title:
Elkins Wetherill Oral History January 15, 1979
Subject:
City planning, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Wetherill, Elkins
Date:
1979-01-15
Language:
English
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Repository Collection:
Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
Type:
Oral Histories
Contact:
Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
Transcript Identifier:
AOHWMPJZ2015030017

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About This Collection

Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories

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Walter M. Phillips initiated an oral history project, and between c. 1974 and 1980 interviewed over 150 civic and political leaders.
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