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Document Details


Title: Peter S. Behr
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: Peter was a lawyer and conservationist who gave over 20 years of his life to public service in California. He was on the Mill Valley Planning Commission (1954-1956), served as Mayor of Mill Valley (1956-1960), was a Member of the Board of Supervisors (1962-1969), and a California State Senator (1970-1978). Called the "Mr. Integrity" of local politics, Peter was a driving force behind major conservation legislation, locally and statewide. Here, he talks about his years of service and his belief that individual citizens can make a difference in shaping their community through voting, letter writing, and running for office.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/psbehrft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1983 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Behr, Peter S., 1915-1997
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker place of birth: New York, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Conservationist; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 68
Document location: Inverness, CA
Document date: 02-Aug-1983
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029588-32814