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LBH
Interview # 4
Interviewee: Congressman Edward I. Koch
Interviewer: Ed Edwin
New York City
December 23, 1975

Q:

First, I'd like to pick up on a couple of names from your last interview so that they're fully identified in the record. First of all, you recounted your Forest Hills experience with Stanley Geller. Now, Stanley was for a long time active in VID, and he became president -- is that correct? -- of the VID.

Koch:

Yes, he followed me.

Q:

Did you manage his campaign?

Koch:

For the presidency, yes sir.

Q:

Were those campaigns pretty...?

Koch:

Very spirited.

Q:

Very spirited. Now, you also referred to Jerry Birbach, the conservative. Can you identify him a little further?

Koch:

He lived in Forest Hills, and he became the leader of the group that was opposed to the project. He was a real estate



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