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Session #23
Interviewee: Moe Foner
Interviewer: Dan North
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Date: March 7, 2001

Q:

Dan North interviewing Moe Foner. This is March 7th.

Leon Davis died in 1992, and you played a role in arranging the memorial service for him in Lincoln Center and some events that happened just prior to his death. Do you want to talk about that?

Foner:

Yes. Leon Davis, in 1992, suffered his second heart attack. This really had a very, very -- his health deteriorated very quickly. He was weak. He couldn't walk. He couldn't do anything. Being the kind of person he is, he was very difficult. I decided that I wanted, as a farewell gift to him, to arrange a meeting at his home to which I would invite Martin Cherkasky and Dennis Rivera and it would be a surprise. So I made the arrangements. Martin, who was retired but at that time was representing city hospitals for the mayor, [Ed] Koch, came. He had a chauffeur and --

Q:

Can I just backtrack for a minute?

Foner:

Sure.



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