Interview with Reverend Dana Greeley
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

UM, LATER AS YOU CAME TO KNOW HIM, DID HE INFLUENCE YOU IN ANY WAY, AND WHAT'S YOUR IMPRESSION OF HIM AS A MAN?

Rev. Dana Greeley:

Well of course he influenced me before I knew him uh, uh, because I knew about him. And uh, I will say that he, uh, always influenced me. That's a, that's an understatement. Later he influenced me most profoundly, I regarded him with great awe. Uh, we were together rather intimately a number of times, but I'll say as far back as Pacem in Terris II in Geneva, uh, it was with some hesitation that I suggested a few things to him. He wasn't, he wasn't received by, by the uh, statesmen, politicians—they thought they were statesmen at Pacem in Terris in Geneva anywhere nearly the way he ought to have been received as uh, a top American, if not the top American at that time. Later, everybody recognized his stature, his quality. But again and again he was not given, from my point of view, uh, by the rank and file, or by the leadership of the country much of it the, the respect or actual reverence that he should've had. I think, I hadn't known him very long, but what uh, I certainly had the highest regard for him or received inspiration from him. Or received inspiration from uh, from him. We, we …