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
Judge Nochem S. Winnet is interviewed on his early life and education at both Harvard and Cambridge Universities before beginning his career in several Philadelphia legal offices. Judge Winnet goes on to comment on his work with the Fraternal Order of Police and several similar organizations followed by his appointment to the Board of the Crime Prevention Association, of which he would later become President. Among other subjects, including his personal life, Judge Winnet describes his professional relationship with Walter Phillips during the early stages of the planning commission and the national Council to consider post-war problems.
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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