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Manuscript Group 521
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK WIDOFF PAPERS
1973-1980
(2 cartons, 3 boxes)


Private papers of Mark Widoff who served as Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General from 1973 to 1976 and as the first Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania from 1976-1979. An independent office within the Office of the Attorney General, the Consumer Advocate is appointed by the Attorney General. The Office of Consumer Advocate was established by the General Assembly in 1976 to represent Pennsylvania Consumers in matters concerning utility services. The papers contain information concerning the setting up of the new Consumer Advocate Office, the Hurricane Agnes Flood, and the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Also present are some materials on Mr. Widoff's private career.



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