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
President of the Philadelphia City Council, George X. Schwartz is interviewed on his early education and legal career which prepared him for a life in Philadelphia politics. Mr. Schwartz was sworn into the Philadelphia city council in 1960 and would eventually become Chairman of the Council Finance Committee before his first term as Council President in 1972. He particularly mentions his work within the council for several projects on behalf of SEPTA.
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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