Vlahos, John: Moscone as a humanitarian


John Vlahos


John Vlahos: George liked people. He had a concern for people, and one has to remember that when he started, not that I actually knew him then, but I knew about him then, he started in a law practice that didn’t represent large corporations or large vested interests, more representation of individuals. Might be personal injury cases and so forth. And I think that background had two-fold effect. One, it kind of made George understand the needs of people who were not necessarily fortunate enough to help themselves and secondly gave them the feeling of “I can do something about this” and I think that, you might not have—if you saw him on television, you might not get that impression, but I think that’s the way he felt about people and I think it started from his background. He had a real love for people and desire to help them.


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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections and Archives, University of the Pacific Library

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