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.


Media is loading



Date Original



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

Contributing Institution

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

Rights Information

To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item, such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.