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.