Oral history interview with Allen G. Schwartz 1993

Oral history interview with Allen G. Schwartz 1993

 

Name:
Schwartz, Allen G. (Allen George), 1934- (Interviewee); Soffer, Jonathan (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Allen G. Schwartz 1993
Abstract:
Education: City of New York, University of Pennsylvania Law School, LIB 1958; New York City Corrections Officer 1957; County of New York Assistant District Attorney 1959-1962; law career: Pastas Gordan & Hyman, White and Case, Lenny Bruce case; first meeting with Koch 1962; partnership, Koch, Schwartz, Lankenau & Kovner 1965-1969; Koch political career: City Council of New York, Village Independent Democrats, United States Congress, mayoral campaigns 1973 and 1977; Koch victory 1977; Corporations Counsel, City of New York 1978-1981; reorganization of Law Department, computerization, appointments, structure; consent decress, treatment of prisoners in City jails, domestic violence, police hiring, homelessness, police surveillance (Handshu decision), special education; water tunnel suit; Sydenham Hospital closing; Riker's Island medical malpractice suits; appointment to Koch administrations, commissioners, deputy mayors; Mayor's Committee on Judicial Selection; Board of Water Supply elimination; fiscal crisis, Municipal Assistance Corporation, federal and state relations with City; labor negotiations, Transit Workers Union strike 1980; Koch relations with unions, financial community, African American community. Resignation as Corporation Counsel, Sports Commissioner appointment, retention of New York Knicks and New York Rangers; continuing relationship with Koch, advisory capacity; gubernatorial primary 1982; Koch third term; Parking Violations Bureau scandal, Wedtech; indictments, Donald Manes, Stanley Friedman, Anthony Ameruso, Bess Myerson; 1989 election; Koch retirement; continuing career, contracts with WNEW, WABC, New York Post; reflections on Koch Administration.
Collection Name:
Edward I. Koch administration oral history project
Subjects:
Lawyers; Schwartz, Allen G. (Allen George), 1934-; Koch, Ed, 1924-2013; New York (N.Y.). Mayor
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1993
Note (Biographical):
Lawyer.
Note:
Interviewed by Jonathan Soffer on December 16, and December 23, 1992, and January 6, February 19, and April 20, 1993.
Note (Provenance):
Allen G. Schwartz, Gift 1995
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13598865
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-b0fq-cv89