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    • Kesselus, Richard K.

    • Kesselus, Richard K.--Interviews ; Ship, Harold E.--Interviews ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Interviews ; West University Place (Tex.) ; Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview in 1974, Richard Kesselus served as the Chief of Police of West University Place. The Assistant Chief at this time, Harold E. Ship, is also interviewed. They discuss in detail how officers were trained, daily...
    • Caldwell, C. Lee

    • Caldwell, C. Lee--Interviews ; Mormon leaders--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ; Oral histories
    • Lee Caldwell was born in Los Angeles, CA, and reared in a small town in Eastern Utah. In 1958, he first came to Houston as a Missionary for the Mormon Church for 2 years, then returned to Utah for undergraduate studies, and soon after, entered the...
    • Heard, Jack, (1918-2005)

    • Heard, Jack--Interviews ; Sheriffs--Texas--Harris County ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Police professionalization ; Police women--Houston--Texas ; Oral histories
    • Jack Heard earned many historic firsts during his career. He served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Chief. He advocated and promoted college education and updated professional training for all officers. His many firsts,included...
    • DeAnda, Raul.

    • DeAnda, Raul -- Interviews ; Mexican American Educators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Mexican American Educational Council ; Human rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Mexicans -- United States -- Texas -- Houston ; School...
    • Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Raul De Anda came to Houston in 1967. Having a degree in Business Administration, he worked in several large companies. His interest in social work led him to get a formal degree in Social Work. Raul De Anda was...
    • Gockley, David

    • Gockley, David--Interviews ; Opera Executives--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories
    • David Gockley served as the Director of the Houston Grand Opera from 1972 to 2005. Previously, he was the Assistant Director and worked in this position to improve public relations and fundraising efforts. In this interview, Mr. Gockley speaks...
    • Barnes, Betty

    • Barnes, Betty -- Interviews ; Feminists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Women's rights -- Interviews ; National Organization for Women ; Discrimination in employment -- Interviews ; Harris County Women's Political Caucus ; Oral Histories
    • An active member of NOW (National Organization for Women) since 1970. Advocate for women's rights and Equal Employment Opportunity for Women. Was Instructor of Government at San Jacinto College, Houston.
    • Carr, Billie

    • Carr, Billie, 1928-2002 -- Interviews ; Politicians -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Texas -- Harris County -- Houston -- Politics and government ; Democratic Party (U.S.) -- Texas -- Harris County ; Political participation -- Texas --...
    • Billie Carr came from a family interested in politics. Her interest in politics started in 1950s, when she went to a meeting of the Steel Workers' Union of which her husband was the President, and saw the appalling living conditions of the Chicano...
    • Castillo, Raul

    • Castillo, Raul -- Interviews ; Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Local transit -- Texas -- Houston -- Affirmative action programs -- City of Houston -- Texas -- Discrimination in employment -- City of Houston -- Texas.
    • From San Antonio, Texas, Raul Castillo worked for the City of Houston in the Affirmative Division. His interest in the Mass Transit problems in Houston goes back in 1970, when he tried to delve into the problems of the bus system. He was the Media...
    • Love, Miron

    • Love, Miron--Interviews ; Judges--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Courts--Officials and employees--Texas--Houston ; Criminal courts--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Judge Miron Love was a former civil lawyer without criminal practice experience. He eventually became the Democratic nominee to fill a vacancy for the criminal bench in 1958 and then later got elected in the general elections. Judge Love discusses...
    • Jefferson, Andrew

    • Jefferson, Andrew L.,1934- -- Interviews ; African American Judges -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Attorneys, General ; Oral histories
    • Attorneys at Law, Partner, 1960-61; Assistant Criminal District Attorney, 1961-61, U.S. Attorney, Harris County Judge.Served on the Constitutional Revision Commission for the State of Texas, and as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on the judiciary.
    • Lyons, E. A.

    • Lyons, E. A. (Everett Augustus)--Interviews ; County officials and employees--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; County council members--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ; Oral histories
    • E. A. (Everett Augustus) Lyons was first elected as Harris County commissioner in 1942, when road conditions were a major issue in the county because 85% of the roads were unpaved. Throughout the war, the county could not get parts and materials...
    • Eckels, Bob

    • Eckels, Robert, 1957- -- Interviews ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.). Board of Education--Interviews ; County commissioners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories.
    • Bob Eckel's interest in politics started early, when got involved in the political aspect of teachers' organizations. In 1960 he was elected to the HISD Board. He ran for the Commisioner's Court and got elected. According to Eckels, his proudest...
    • 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.
    • Green, Ronald

    • Green, Ronald--Interviews; African American politicians ; African American laywers ; University of Houston ; Texas Southern University ; African American students--Texas--Houston--20th century ; City council members ; Oral histories
    • Houston's first African American City Controller discusses growing up in Third Ward, attending University of Houston and Texas Southern University, founding his own law firm and serving the city of Houston as a Councilman and City Controller.
    • Montgomery, Jeff

    • Montgomery, Jeffrey -- Interviews ; Businessmen -- United States -- Texas ; Kirby Industries ; Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Interviews ; Oral histories
    • Jeff Montgomery graduated as a Petroleum engineer, worked in the Air Force and studied Law. He worked in various oil and gas producing companies.
    • Johnson, Whitt

    • Johnson, Whitt--Interviews ; City Managers--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ; Municipal officials and employees--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ; Texas--West University Place--Politics and government ; Texas--Harris...
    • As city manager of West University Place in the 1940s, Mr. Whitt Johnson dealt with various major issues including finance, zoning, and adequate facilities for city administration. He managed challenges to the city tax rates and tax valuations as...
    • Kempner, Harris L. (1903-1987)

    • Kempner, Harris L., (Harris Leon),1903-1987 -- Interviews ; Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Industrialists -- Texas -- Interviews ; Imperial Sugar Company; Kempner Trust ; Oral histories
    • Born in an industrial family in Galveston, Texas, had a large share in the development of the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas, and the development of industries there. Also was involved in the cotton industry and US Bank
    • Ayala, Hector

    • Ayala, Hector--Interviews ; Mexican American Social Workers--Texas--Houston ; Juvenile delinquency ; Oral histories
    • Born in Virginia, Hector Ayala is from Mexico City. His education was partly in Mexico and partly in USA. Graduating from the University of Kansas, he got his PhD in Developmental Psychology in May 1975. His research was in developing...
    • King, Tom

    • King, Tom -- Interview ; Bankers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Southwestern Savings Association ; Savings and loan associations -- Texas -- Houston ; Real estate development -- Texas ; Financial management, Business -- Texas -- Houston ;...
    • Born in Hillsboro, Texas,Tom King got a job in Southwestern Savings and Loan Company in Houston in 1953.It did not take him long to grow into the whole gamut of investments like Real estate development and management and credit, life insurance and...
    • Slater, Gene

    • Slater, Gene -- Interviews ; Architects -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Composers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral histories
    • Architect, graduated from Rice University. Under the guidance of Jimmy Chillman built Hotels, among them the Rice Hotel, Hotel Club Buildings in Houston, among others, and Oil & Gas buildings and Bank buildings in Fort Worth

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