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Senator Harris Wofford Oral History

Object Number: 2010.001.0110
Category: Oral Histories
Oral history interview subject: Harris Wofford
Oral history interviewer: Stephen Fagin
Type of Object: Oral history
Dimensions: 48 Minutes
Medium: CD
Audio oral history interview with Senator Harris Wofford. A one-time civil rights advisor to both President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Wofford also served as associate director of the Peace Corps (1962-66) and U.S. senator from Pennsylvania (1991-95). He wrote the book "Of Kennedys and Kings: Making Sense of the Sixties" (1992).

Interview conducted on September 21, 2010 by Curator Stephen Fagin. The interview is 48 minutes long.

The audio attached to this record is an excerpt. The entire interview is available in our Reading Room to on-site researchers or by submitting a Rights & Reproductions Request Form.
Curator's Notes

After Pennsylvania Senator H. John Heinz III died in a plane crash on April 4, 1991, Harris Wofford was appointed to his open Senate seat by Governor Robert Casey. This made Wofford the first Democratic Senator from Pennsylvania since 1969. He later won a special election, held in November 1991, and kept his seat in the U.S. Senate until 1994 when he narrowly lost to Congressman - and future candidate for the Republican presidential nomination - Rick Santorum. - Stephen Fagin, Curator

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