|Title||Oral History of Dick Spotswood|
|Scope & Content||In this oral history, former Mill Valley City Council member Dick Spotswood gives an engaging account of a life in politics. Born in 1947, Dick situates his story within a larger family history and network of relations that stretch back to colonial Virginia on his father’s side and northwest Italy on his mother’s side. A San Francisco native, Dick first got into politics as president of the Young Democrats at the University of San Francisco, where he invited the likes of Bobby Kennedy and Ed Muskie to speak. In 1976 Dick moved to Mill Valley with his wife Joanne, and in 1980 he was elected to City Council. Dick recounts his time in local government and the many people he worked with, as well as his career as a writer and newspaper columnist — politics by other means — after stepping down from the City Council. Throughout this oral history Dick expresses his love for Mill Valley, which he interestingly describes as “a New England college town without the college,” telling his Mill Valley story with a keen sense for the details.|
|Audio and Transcript||
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|Dates of Creation||2015-01-07|
|Narrator's name||Spotswood, Dick|
|Creator||Mill Valley Historical Society|
|Extent and Medium||
City council members
Politics & government
|Copyrights||Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2015. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.|