Williams, Cecil: Moscone's Legacy


Cecil Williams


Williams: George Moscone left so much. I think that his legacy and I think that he is his work will resound, there's no doubt about it. Because he was a man of courage. He was a man of courage who was a liberal, there's no doubt about it. I saying that when is election took place, as mayor of the city, I remember we were leaving one night the election when it was over and people were yelling and screaming and shouting and all of a sudden somebody yelled out, “At last, at last, we got a liberal and we needed it in San Francisco.” And they were right. George was a true liberal. He was genuine about what he did. His commitment was unflappable. His position he took with the great, I think great energy and commitment. And if I was gonna say something, there was a kind of love about George Moscone, there's no doubt about it. That he wanted people to know that they could be comforted and that they could be real and honest. And he was a different kind of politician, thank God, he really was. Because he helped to change the direction of this city to become a more compassionate place for all of us.


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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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