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Peter Marudas interview


Peter Marudas (1937-2021) was the Chief Administrative Assistant to Theodore R. McKeldin during his second term as the mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. Marudas started his career as a journalist and moved from Detroit, Michigan, to Baltimore in 1963 to work as a government and political reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun newspaper. In 1967, he replaced Richard Andrews as McKeldin’s Chief Administrative Assistant. In this oral history interview, Marudas recounts how he came to work for McKeldin and describes the mayor’s personality, philosophy, and accomplishments. Marudas also discusses McKeldin's focus on issues such as urban renewal, housing, public welfare, and civil rights as well as his relationship with underrepresented communities.




Contributor(s) Notes

Narrator: Peter Marudas
Interviewer: Paula Rome

Production Note

The McKeldin-Jackson Project was an effort to examine the Maryland civil rights movement of the mid-20th century through the medium of oral history by focusing on the roles played by pioneering freedom fighter Lillie May Carroll Jackson and Theodore R. McKeldin, who was Mayor of Baltimore (1943-1947, 1963-1967), Governor of Maryland (1951-1959), and an advocate for civil rights. The project was sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society and was supported in part by a grant from the Maryland Committee for the Humanities and Public Policy.


Object ID

OH 8101


Audio: 50 minutes
Transcript: 28 pages

Catalog Number

OH 8101

Resource ID


Digital Publisher

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