Murray Davidson interview, 12 August 2011

Murray Davidson came to Cleveland in 1967 to work for the University Circle Development Foundation. His main professional purpose was to revitalize the University Circle area. He developed intimate professional relationships with many people of the community from all walks of life. He highlights the importance of the University Circle Development Foundation to the community and the new focus of the rebranded University Circle Incorporated. Davidson provides a multitude of interesting stories that showcase how University Circle came to be the vibrant place it is today. He remarks on his run-ins with the opposition and also connects University Circle with city and national events.

~ “Murray Davidson interview, 12 August 2011,” Cleveland Voices, accessed May 27, 2018,

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