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David C. Hoeh oral history interview

Identifier: DOH-443

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David C. Hoeh, Associate Director of Public Affairs in the Public Affairs Center at Dartmouth College, lecturer in Social Science at Dartmouth College, coordinator of Dartmouth College/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) program. Oral history interview documenting his memories of World War II (WWII) as a child in Newton, Massachusetts, and his involvement in the Democratic Party of New Hampshire, first in student government at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), then in state government from 1963 to 1967. Hoeh discusses his experience and involvement in the Vietnam War era and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) era at Dartmouth College, as well as his service as Chairman of the New Hampshire [Eugene] McCarthy For President Committee. Hoeh graduated from UNH in the Class of 1960 and earned his Masters from Boston University and PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


  • 2015-05-07


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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Biographical / Historical

David C. Hoeh was born in 1937 in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts. He was Associate Director of Public Affairs in the Public Affairs Center at Dartmouth College from 1967-1972, where he also served as a lecturer in Social Sciences and coordinator of the Dartmouth College/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) program.

David C. Hoeh managed Eugene McCarthy's celebrated bid for president in the New Hampshire Primary in 1968. He later chaired the NH delegation to the Chicago Democratic Convention, where he was arrested and jailed for proving the badge admission system for convention floor access was flawed. Hoeh was ultimately released in response to the uproar his arrest caused at the convention. He published a book chronicling his involvement in the 1968 election titled "1968 McCarthy New Hampshire; I Hear America Singing" in 1994.

David C. Hoeh died 8 February 2017 in Belmont, Vermont.


5 Files (1 .docx transcript (60 pages); 1 .docx transcript word list; 1. pdf transcript (60 pages); 1 .wav audio file (2 hours, 46 minutes, 50 seconds); 1 .jpg image file, portrait)

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