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 is a biographical sketch of Morris Duane, written by Mr. Duane in December of 1978. He talks about his early life and his education at Harvard University where he studied law. During his early career, at the time of the Roosevelt administration, Mr. Duane helped draw the Milk Control Laws and Health Laws governing dairy products in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Following his service in the Navy during WWII, Mr. Duane returned to Philadelphia to work under Mayor Joe Clark as Chairman of the Air Pollution Control Board.
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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This is a transcript of a tape-recorded interview. The interviewee/narrator read the transcript and made minor corrections, but the reader should bear in mind that it represents a transcription of the spoken word.
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