New York State Society of Engineers Annual Convention Lunch

Thursday, April 21, 1949

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

26th Annual meeting. Robert A Sulvick introduces host Zurmuhlen, president of the society. O'Dwyer is guest of honor, main speaker. Speeches about the damage to the city's water caused by pollution.

O'Dwyer's speech touches on the difficulties of moving snow off of roads in December, 1948, and the role of engineers in making roads passable.

Concludes with Cowan commentary.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69865
Municipal archives id: LT909


Tommy Cowan, William O'Dwyer and Frederick H. Zurmuhlen


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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

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