Oral history interview with Kenneth Lipper, 1993
|Creator: ||Lipper, Ken||Project: ||Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 288 pages Sound recording: 8 sound cassettes|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Childhood and adolescence in South Bronx; introduction to New York City politics; involvement in Edward I. Koch's [Koch] campaign for New York governor; role as Deputy Mayor in Koch administration: efforts to promote manufacturing jobs in New York City and to encourage businesses to stay; Koch administration's tax policy, education initiatives, relationship with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, relationships with state and federal governments; influence of the press on Koch administration decisions; assessment of Koch as a politician, administrative style, conflict with Donald Manes; Lipper's unsuccessful campaign for president of the New York City Council, 1985; life following tenure as Deputy Mayor.