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Oral history interview with Robert McGuire, 1992

Creator: McGuire, Robert
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 89 pages Sound recording: 4 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lawyer.

Scope and Contents

Youth in Bronx, NY; family, Irish Catholicism of; education; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fellows in Africa Program, legal advisor to Somalia national police, 1966; director, Community Law Offices, East Harlem, 1963-69; member of firm McGuire & Lawler, 1969-1977; Police Commissioner of New York City, Edward I. Koch administration, 1978-1983; issues: foot patroling, Bonnie Bush murder, evaluation of 911 management, police deaths, police dealings with the mentally ill, task forces, unions, relationship with the press, Koch's relationship with black community, closure of Sydenham Hospital, over-protection for visiting heads of state; Commission on the Year 2000; reflections on the future of the city.

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