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    • Interview with Robert T. Bennett and Patrick A. Sweeney, May 13, 2011

    • Bennett, Robert T.; Sweeney, Patrick A.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Robert T. Bennett served as Perk’s campaign manager in the 1971 mayoral elections. He was also one of the mayor’s closest advisors. Prior to joining Perk’s team, Mr. Bennett was the campaign manager for U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. Mr. Bennett...
    • Interview with and Alex Machaskee and Edward W. Rybka June 10, 2011 [video]

    • Machaskee, Alex; Rybka, Edward W.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland City Council; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Alex Machaskee was a colleague and close friend of the mayor. He grew up in Warren, Ohio. After a stint as a Warren Tribune reporter, Mr. Machaskee joined The Plain Dealer in 1960. He became its Vice President & General Manager (1985-90) and then...
    • Interview with Mary Rose Oakar, June 30, 2011 [video]

    • Oakar, Mary Rose; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland City Council;Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Mary Rose Oakar began her public service career in Cleveland City Council (1973-76) where she worked very closely with the Perk Administration on several key issues. She respected the mayor's courage especially during the 1970s a time of great...
    • Interview with Irene M. Morrow, April 8, 2011 [video]

    • Morrow, Irene M.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland City Council;Politics and Government; Cleveland International Hall of Fame; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Irene M. Morrow was a close personal friend and political advisor to the mayor. She served the Perk Administration first as an Administrative Assistant in the city's Human Resources and Economic Development department and then as the Personnel...
    • Interview with Robert T. Bennett, May 13, 2011 [video]

    • Bennett, Robert T.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Robert T. Bennett served as Perk’s campaign manager in the 1971 mayoral elections. He was also one of the mayor’s closest advisors. Prior to joining Perk’s team, Mr. Bennett was the campaign manager for U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. Mr. Bennett...
    • Interview with Norman Krumholz,  April 22, 2011 [video]

    • Krumholz, Norman; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Norman Krumholz served the Perk Administration as the city’s Planning Director (1969-79). Prior to that time, he served as a planning practioner in Ithaca and Pittsburgh. A nationally honored and respected urban planner and scholar, Mr. Krumholz...
    • Interview with Irene M. Morrow, Ralph J. Perk Jr., Henry A. Watroba, April 8, 2011 [video]

    • Morrow, Irene M.; Perk, Ralph J., Jr.;Watroba, Henry A.; Mayors; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Irene M. Morrow was a close personal friend and political advisor to the mayor. She served the Perk Administration first as an Administrative Assistant in the city’s Human Resources and Economic Development department and then as the Personnel...
    • Interview with Valerie Schwonek Blazey and Judge Raymond L. Pianka, April 29, 2011 [video]

    • Blazey, Valerie Schwonek; Pianka, Raymond L.; Mayors; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Valerie Schwonek Blazey is the daughter of one of the mayor's closest friends. She first became interested in public service when she worked on Perk's Advance Team (1969). She later volunteered in the mayoral campaign. Her public service career...
    • City Club Forum: attorney and chairman of Common Cause, Archibald Cox [audio]

    • City Club of Cleveland; Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Forums (Discussion and debate); Freedom of speech; Local government; City Club Forum; Cox, Archibald, 1912-2004; Common Cause (U.S); Watergate Affair, 1972-1974; Ethics; Savings And...
    • Archibald Cox, Common Cause national chairman, addresses the audience at the City Club Forum on the topic of a ''Controversial analysis of the S&L situation.'' ''As Watergate special prosecutor in 1973, Cox became perhaps America's most respected...
    • Interview with Dr. Vladimir J. Rus, 7-11-2011 [video]

    • Rus, Vladimir J.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland City Council; Politics and Government; Immigration and Ethnicity; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Dr. Vladimir J. Rus, a close personal friend and advisor to the mayor, served the Perk Administration first as Director of the Cleveland Area Manpower Planning Council (1971-74) and then as Director of Human Resources and Economic Development...
    • Interview with George L. Forbes, 5-22-2012 [video]

    • Forbes, George L.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland City Council; NAACP; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • George L. Forbes was President of Cleveland City Council during the Perk Administration. A close personal and professional friend of the mayor, Mr. Forbes served as Council President for fifteen years. He was born in Memphis, TN and served a tour...
    • Interview with George V. Voinovich, May 19, 2011 [video]

    • Voinovich, George V., 1936-; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; United States. Congress. Senate; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich was both a close friend and political ally of the mayor. Senator Voinovich began his public service career in the Ohio House of Representatives (1967-71). He was elected Cuyahoga County Auditor in 1971 and Cuyahoga...
    • Interview with Ralph Perk Jr., January 9, 2013 [video]

    • Perk, Ralph J., Jr.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland City Council; Ohio Bureau of Employment Services; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Ralph J. Perk Jr., the mayor's second oldest child, began his public service career in Cleveland City Council (1966-76). He later served as an Administrative Auditor Ohio Bureau of Employment Services (OBES). Mr. Perk was appointed to the Cuyahoga...
    • Interview with James Petro, June 29, 2011 [video]

    • Petro, James; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Rocky River (Ohio). City Council;Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • James Petro, a close friend and early campaign worker of the mayor, began his public service career in Rocky River City Council (1977-80) and as that city's Assistant Law Director. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives (1980-84) followed...
    • Interview with Richard R. Hollington, Jr., August 18, 2011 [video]

    • Hollington, Richard R. Jr.,; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Richard R. Hollington Jr. served the Perk Administration first as the city's Law Director (1971-72), then as a major board member of the Cleveland Regional Sewer District (1973) and finally as Special Counsel to the City of Cleveland (1974-76). A...
    • Interview with Taras G. Szmagala, December 9, 2011 [video]

    • Szmagala, Taras G.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Taras G. Szmagala was colleague and close friend of the mayor. Born and raised on Cleveland's West Side, he is an important leader within the Ukrainian community. Mr. Szmagala worked for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Association (RTA). He...
    • Interview with Grace L. Drake and Richard W. Pogue, April 15, 2011 [video]

    • Drake, Grace L.; Pogue, Richard W.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Grace L. Drake served in the Ohio Senate from 1984 until 2001. Term limits forced her to step down in 2001. She served on the Ohio Women's Policy & Research Commission, the Ohio Care & Welfare Reform Committee and the Medicaid Long-Term Care...
    • Interview with Brent Larkin, July 15, 2011 [video]

    • Larkin, Brent; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland Press; Cleveland Plain Dealer; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Brent Larkin began his newspaper career with The Cleveland Press as its city hall reporter (1971-76) and then as its politics editor (1976-81). He joined The Plain Dealer in 1981 where he gained acclaim as a politics writer and columnist. Mr....
    • Interview with William S. Gaskill, February 14, 2012 [video]

    • Gaskill, William S.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland Public Utilities; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • William S. Gaskill began his public service career as Administrative Assistant to the East Cleveland City Manager (1963-64) and then as his Executive Assistant (1964-68). He became that community's Vice City Manager and Community Development...
    • Interview with Richard L. Boyan, June 22, 2011 [video]

    • Boyan, Richard L.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Richard L. Boylan served the Perk Administration as Director of the LEAA Impact Cities Crime Prevention Program (1973-75) and as Interim Director of the Cleveland Workhouse (1974). Mr. Boylan and Cleveland's Safety Director James T. Carney...

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