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
Former Philadelphia Mayor, James H. J. Tate, is interviewed on his political background, including his work as President of the Philadelphia City Council. In particular, Mr. Tate mentions his professional relationship with Bill Green, Sr. and Bill Rafsky as well as his work in developing 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.
- James H. J. Tate Oral History, October 13, 1976
- Politicians, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Tate, James H. J. (James Hugh Joseph), 1910-1983
- Personal Names:
- Green, William Joseph, 1910-1963, Rafsky, William
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
- Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
- Transcript Identifier:
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