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words to that effect -- the place, which had been up until that
moment so quiet and so -- how can I put it? all the speeches
were rather tedious, with the exception of Jim Wright, who
spoke for Patman because they both come from Texas when they
tried to get rid of Patman and ultimately succeeded. The
place just -- pandemonium. And the Speaker came over to me
after I finished my speech and he said, “If he wins, you did it.”
It was a marvelous compliment. And he won. And I did it.
And Hays came over to me ultimately ... they stood in line to
shake my hand. They stood in line, everybody. People like
Bolling from Missouri, who had spoken against Hays and wanted
him deposed, came over to me and he said to me, “If I ever
need a lawyer, I'll hire you.”
This is a continuation of the interview with Congressman
Koch on January 14, 1976.
I was wondering if you could tell us a little bit more
about your role as secretary of the New York delegation. I
believe you mean New York City delegation.
Is it the New York State delegation you're secretary of?
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