Respondent
Porter, Milton
Interview Date
January 27, 1976
Abstract
Milton Porter, an entrepreneur and board member of Montefiore Hospital; birth year, 1911;
[T1S1] birth in Charleroi, PA; parents' background, marriage and move to Charleroi; education, Charleroi school, the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University; discussion of childhood in Charleroi; home life and activities as a youth; enters the University of Pittsburgh in 1928; activities with Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity and Young Men's and Women's Hebrew Association; interest in fencing; views about the University of Pittsburgh; employment with Foodtown Kitchens, Incorporated; starts his own food brokerage company with a partner called Joe A. Masury Company; courtship and marriage; his work with L. B. Foster Company; discussion of L. B. Foster Company; early married life;
[T1S2] becomes involved with Montefiore Hospital; a board member of Montefiore for eight years; discussion of changes at Montefiore; its relationship with the University of Pittsburgh; the hospitals' merger with the University of Pittsburgh Health Center; his role in running the hospital; changes in Pittsburgh;
[T2S3] views about institutional leadership.
Subjects
Business; Industries; Charleroi (Pa.); Hospitals; Clinics; Montefiore Hospital (Pittsburgh, Pa.); L.B. Foster Company; City and town life; Jews--Social life and customs
Birth Date
1911
City
Charleroi, PA
Profession
Eentreprenuer
Work
Montefiore Hospital; L.B. Foster Company
Residence
Charleroi, PA; Pittsburgh
Occupation (father)
Watchmaker; Jeweler; Optician; optometrist
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Frumerman, Marcia
Interviewer2
Holmes, Nancy
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 105 FF 6
Identifier
ais196440.349
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh