Brown, Willie: Moscone as Mayor


Willie Brown: Everyday, no matter what the challenge was, when George was the mayor he would remind me of how lucky he was to be the mayor of the city. And he kept telling me “It’s something you really ought to do if you ever get the chance.” And George viewed the mayor as not just the mayor. George viewed the mayor as kind of the lord of the manor or the duke, or the king, and this was his playground. No matter how much trouble the children in the play yards created, it never touched on his joy and his excitement and his enthusiasm about his position.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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