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    • McLane, Drayton

    • McLane, Drayton (1936-)-- Interviews; Entrepreneurs -- Houston -- Texas --Interviews; Houston Astros (Baseball team)
    • Born in Cameron, Texas, Drayton McLane Jr., followed his father's footsteps in learning various aspects of the wholesale grocery business. Having an MBA in marketing, he moved into management and became the CEO and Chairman of the McLane Company in...
    • Bustamante, Daniel

    • Bustamante, Daniel--Interviews ;
      Mexican American arts promoters--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      MAYO (Organization) ;
      Raza Unida (Organization) ;
      Chicano movement--Texas--Houston ;
      Political activists--Texas--Houston ;...
    • Daniel Bustamante was born in south Texas and attended the University of Houston where he became politically active with the MAYO (Mexican American Youth Organization) group and the leftist Raza Unida Party in the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s,...
    • Brown, Mayor Lee

    • Brown, Lee P.; African American mayors -- Texas -- Houston; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; African American police chiefs -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Oral histories
    • Former Houston Mayor Lee Brown talks about his career in law enforcement and in politics in Houston, and in various capacities across the country.
    • Shapiro, Marc

    • Shapiro, Marc.(1947-) -- Interviews; Financial executives -- United States; Bankers -- Texas -- Interviews; Financial institutions -- Management.
    • A successful Banker and a top graduate from Stanford Business School, Marc Shapiro was the President and Chief Executive of the Texas Commerce Bank. He retired in 2003 as Vice Chairman for finance and risk management at JP Morgan Chase & Co. He is...
    • Smith, Gerald

    • Smith, Gerald--Interviews ; African American bankers--Texas--Houston ; Investment bankers ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Native Houstonian Gerald Smith discusses how he grew up to be chairman, CEO and co-founder of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors -- one of the nation's largest minority owned institutional investment managers.
    • Eckels, Judge Robert

    • Eckels, Robert; County judges --Texas --Harris County --Interviews;
      Harris County (Tex.) --Politics and government;
      Hurricane Katrina, 2005; Emergency management --Texas --Harris County; Disaster relief --Gulf States; Intergovernmental...
    • Robert Eckels describes his experiences as former Harris County judge. He discusses politics in Harris county and in the city of Houston, as well as his involvement in handling the influx of the evacuees from New Orleans during hurricane Katrina,...
    • Wells, Herbert

    • Wells, Herbert, 1924- ; Designers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Designer Herbert Wells talks about the nationally recognized architects he worked with, the local stores he used to shop at, and about some of his most prominent clients.
    • Gottlieb, Dick

    • Gottlieb, Dick--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Race relations ;
      Television personalities--Texas--Houston ;
      Television...
    • Dick Gottlieb was a former TV entertainer who decided to run for city council in 1969. He beat the incumbent in a run-off election achieving an upset victory. He credited his TV image and prior experience as a fundraiser for local and national...
    • Hirusaki, George

    • Hirusaki, George J. -- Interviews; Japanese American researchers -- Interviews; Japanese American engineers -- Houston (Tex.) Fluid power technology.
    • Born in Beaumont, Texas, George J. Hirusaki spent his early childhood with his father, a rice farmer in Texas, learning about agriculture and fluid flow. He graduated from Lamar University and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. He...
    • Johnson, Gaylord

    • Johnson, Gaylord--Interviews ;
      Athletics Directors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Rice University ;
      Athletic training--Business management--Interviews ;
      Coaches--Training ;
      Oral histories
    • Discusses how after getting a PhD. from Rice University and teaching there, he got into the position of Business Manager for the Rice Institute Athletic Activities.
    • White, Governor Mark

    • White, Mark, (1940-)-- Interviews; Governors -- Texas -- Interviews; Attorney Generals -- Texas; Secretary of State -- Texas; Education -- Texas
    • Governor Mark White came in very tough economic times. As Governor, he regulated the utility industry and cut the price of electricity. He raised taxes twice, to save schools, building roads and to provide services to people. He also raised the...
    • Bush, George H. W.

    • Bush, George, 1924- -- Interviews; Presidents -- United States -- Interviews; Bush, Barbara, 1925- -- Interviews; President's spouses --United States -- Interviews; Political campaigns; Community development, Urban -- Houston (Tex.) ; Economic...
    • The 41st president of the United States from 1989-1993, George H. W. Bush at age 18 became the youngest aviator in U.S. Navy, and served in World War II till the end. His first connection with Texas, was serving on the San Jacinto during World War...
    • Baker, James

    • Baker, James Addison, 1930- ; Law firms -- Texas -- Houston; Statesmen -- United States -- Biography; Statesmen -- United States -- Interviews; Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography; Cabinet officers -- United States -- Interviews; Lawyers...
    • Statesman James Baker III examines his political career. He served as the 10th White House Chief of Staff during President Ronald Regan administration, and the 16th White House Chief of Staff during George H.W. Bush administration. He also served...
    • Sakowitz, Robert

    • Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Retail trade--Texas--Houston; Sakowitz Department Store -- History; Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History; Oral histories
    • Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
    • Choice, Lloyd and Robert Bigmill

    • Choice, Lloyd--Interviews ;
      Bigmill, Robert--Interviews ;
      Art museum curators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American school administrators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American artists ;
      Black Arts...
    • The Black Art Center was established in Fifth Ward as a venue for the African American community of Houston “to express whatever kind of artistic talents they might have.” The organization received grant money from the Menil Foundation, among...
    • Sam, DeAndre

    • Sam, DeAndre--Interviews ; African American businesspeople ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories.
    • Second generation owner of Houston's oldest African American owned storage and moving business discusses the history of A Rocket Moving and Storage.
    • Friend, Sharlee

    • Friend, Sharlee--Interviews ;
      Social workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Social service ;
      Oral histories ;
    • In her oral history, Sharlee Friend describes her experience as a social worker. Friend first worked with the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) grant program beginning in 1963. She later worked on the Texas Rehabilitation Joint...
    • Gerlach, Ed

    • Gerlach, Ed.--Interviews ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Band musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Ed Gerlach began playing piano at the age of 5 before switching his focus to soprano saxophone and later tenor saxophone. Gerlach discusses his career as a saxophonist, including his time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Gerlach also share his...

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