Dymally, Mervyn: Moscone's poise
Mervyn Dymally: Well, he was the most eloquent speaker, and he debated George Deukmejian on the Death-Penalty with passion and eloquence. It was a pleasure to hear him speak on the floor whenever he got up to his microphone, and everybody stood still because he was very articulate. And a nice person to socialize with. We would meet at the firehouse in the basement, and John Knox would serve his exclusive wines, and we’d have a great time. In those days there was nothing wrong with having a lobbyist pay for your lunch.
The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections and Archives, University of the Pacific Library
Rubin, Jon and Dymally, Mervyn, "Dymally, Mervyn: Moscone's poise" (2011). Moscone Oral Histories. 59.