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Oral history interview with Pat Koch Thaler, 1994

Creator: Thaler, Pat Koch
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 80 pages Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood and early education, Newark, New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York; B.A., English, Brooklyn College, 1953; M.A., School Guidance, Bank Street College and Sarah Lawrence College, 1972; marriage to Alvin Thaler, 1956; Marymount Manhattan College: director of continuing education, 1978- ; recollections of immigrant parents and family life during childhood; reflections on brother Edward I. Koch's political career as Congressman and New York City mayor: early signs of potential for leadership and leaning toward public service, campaign image compared with true image, devotion to job, unsuccessful run for governor, involvement in political campaigns.


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

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