John Calpin (1st Interview)

Title

John Calpin (1st Interview)

Description

When he graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1925, John Calpin (1904-1991) became a police reporter for The Philadelphia Bulletin. There, he witnessed first hand the impact of Prohibition on the city of Philadelphia and the vast power of the Republican City Machine. In the decades that followed, Calpin would go on to become a newspaper bureau chief and civic reformer.

Identifier

2017oh240_irw008

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

John Calpin

Sort Priority

0005

Interview Keyword

The Philadelphia Bulletin
Vice
Bootlegging
Smedley Butler
Gambling
Murder
Brothels

Indexed By

Dominic Cardile

Files

bootleggers.jpg


Citation

“ John Calpin (1st Interview) ,” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/827.