Phil Hart was born in Jewish Glenville in the 1920s. His mother and father's families were both in the community and he talks about growing up in the Glenville area, going to School at Patrick Henry and Glenville High School. After high school he started college at Ohio State, then going to Western Reserve University, then to Oberlin under the V-12 program with the Navy. Upon returning from the Navy he returned to Western Reserve and met his friend Robert Madison. He was politically involved in Cleveland Heights, where his mother had relocated while he was involved with World War II, as a councilman and he helped prevent the construction of a freeway dividing the cities of Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights. He is still involved with the Jewish Community Federation.
Hart, Philmore J. (interviewee)
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"Philmore J. Hart Interview, 03 June 2013" (2013). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 990010.