Mayor Wagner acceptance speech

Thursday, August 10, 1961

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Mayor Wagner makes a joke about being suspicious because he is half Irish. The venue for this event is unclear.

Wagner states that his opposition has conceded the election. He speaks about the challenges ahead and mentions the upcoming special session of the legislature.

Wagner introduces special members in the audience and extends thanks to others who are not present, such as Eleanor Roosevelt.

The date for this record in the Municipal catalog was listed as 1961-08-10, this seems incorrect, as the election was not held until 1961-11-07.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71551
Municipal archives id: LT9300


Robert F. Wagner


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