Robert L. Oldenburg interview, 08 November 2013


Robert Oldenburg shares his memories of growing up as a lifelong Clevelander. He describes his schooling through University School and Western Reserve. He also recalls his job search that led him to eventually become a lawyer. Peppered throughout his story, Oldenburg discusses his father and the influence he has had on his life. For example, Oldenburg mentions that his father used to take a horse and buggy to the market to replenish his father's grocery stock. Additionally, Oldenburg has lived though many ups and downs in Cleveland's history. He recalls the booming industry and Cleveland's recent resurgance; as well as, tragic events like the East Ohio Gas explosion and the Hough Riots. Finally, he ends by describing his and his wife's volunteer involvement in the community.