Dick Pogue, a lawyer in Cleveland, describes his positions at Jones-Day and at the City Club. He describes what he did while he worked for Jones-Day, and how he had a hand in making it the second largest law firm in the country. He then moves into his membership and involvement into the City Club. He spends much of the time describing the membership and direction of the City Club. He points to a change in the mid-1990s that became more welcoming to business members. He says the key points to bringing in new members revolved around renovations at the City Club. Pogue believes that in order to keep membership up the leadership should be balanced, and that young people should be targeted for membership. One way they did that was by bringing in high profile speakers like President George W. Bush, for example. He concludes by discussing the capital campaign that was key in fundraising, but perhaps more importantly, engaging the younger demographic.


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Pogue, Dick (interviewee)


Humphrey, Tom (interviewer)


City Club - Civil Rights



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40 minutes

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