Taylor, Barbara: Moscone administration and Dan White


Barbara Taylor


Barbara Taylor: In a nut shell, George Moscone and his administration handled Dan White's resignation very poorly. After Dan White resigned, he had a change of heart, he wanted his job back, and went again, perhaps very naively, went to mayor Moscone and ask the mayor to give him his job back. We, of course, don't know exactly what words were exchanged, but it appears that Dan White, for whatever reason, left that meeting thinking that he was going to get his job back, when in fact that wasn’t the case. And that led to the, you know, to the chain of events, the horrible chain of events that followed.


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

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