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Interviewee: Andrew Heiskell
Interviewer: Jessica Holland
Date: December 2, 1986
New York City
Session #1

Q:

Today is the 2nd of December 1986. We're at 870 UN Plaza. My name is Jessica Holland. Would' you state and spell your full name?

Heiskell:

My name is Andrew Heiskell. A-N-D-R-E-W H-E-I-S-K-E-L-L.

Q:

Thank you. Why don't we start at the beginning with some of your background. Why don't we start with your mother and father because I think to get to the point of where you were born and your early life we'd better talk about them first. Why don't you start with your father. His name--

Heiskell:

Morgan Heiskell, and my mother's name was Ann Heiskell. They were born and brought up in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Q:

Both of them?

Heiskell:

Both of them. In fact, the grandparents also came from Wheeling, West Virginia, a dull, rather third-rate town by historical accounts, run down, rather crooked, known for its red light district. My father's father was in the wholesale business and my mother's father was a banker. They obviously met in Wheeling.



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