Storyteller: Robert J. LaFortune

Interviewer: Chuck Ayers

Date: 01/20/2005

Language: English

Initiative: Tulsans Talks

Description: Robert J. LaFortune was born in Tulsa in 1927 and grew up there. He went on to be Commissioner of Streets & Public Property and two terms as mayor. During his tenure, the expressway system, the PAC, the Port of Catoosa, the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) and the MTTA were initiated. He also discusses the genesis of LaFortune Park.

Subjects: Mayor, Commissioner, Council Oil and Gas industry, City Service, Port of Catoosa, PAC, Performing Arts Center, John Williams, PAC Trust, Expressways, MTTA, Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority, Airport Authority, LaFortune Park, flooding, flood plain mapping, Ella Fitzergald, John Williams,

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