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Oral history interview with John J. O'Connor, 1993

Creator: O'Connor, John J. 1920-2000
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 27 pages Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Archbishop of New York.

Scope and Contents

Family background and education; comments on Father Joseph Coughlin and Franklin D. Roosevelt; career in the priesthood: graduate education, service as military chaplain, on becoming Archbishop of New York; reflections of Cardinal Francis Spellman's political activities; relationship with Edward I. Koch [Koch]; response to Koch's Executive Order 50; Koch and the Catholic Church; relationship with Jesse Jackson; the Catholic Church and fight against racism and anti-semitism; support of unions in New York City.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1994.

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