Talks about his early life helping his father in the cotton industry and traveling the country with him, going to college in North Carolina and meeting his wife. He talks about serving in the army in the Counter Intelligence Corps, moving to Memphis and getting started in the cotton business before relocating to Fresno, seeing […]
Talks about moving to Fresno in 1945 during the war and living with her sister, Dorothy, getting a job as a legal secretary. She discusses getting married and having a child and her decision to return to work and becoming a realtor and real estate broker. She talks about starting her own firm, initially working […]
Talks about growing up in Clovis, talks about his father buying a Chevrolet dealership and growing up working there and eventually taking over for his father. He discusses his early education in Clovis, attending Fresno State and meeting his wife, Coke Hallowell in high school.
Talks about his family history in Fowler and relationship with his uncle, Leon S. Peters. He discusses how his father, Karnig and Leon purchased a ranch and started farming and how his uncle mentored him as a child. He talks about Leon S. Peters became involved in the Armenian American Citizens League and how he […]
Talks about being born in Texas and coming to Fresno as a child, running a business, serving as president of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, as well as the challenges Fresno faces and giving back to the community.
Talks about growing up in Chicago during World War II, moving to Fresno and going to Edison High School, working in various auto dealerships in Fresno before purchasing his first dealership with Chrysler and adding more dealerships over the years.
Talks about his businesses, the Electric Motor Shop, Industrial Waste and Salvage and Cedar Avenue Recycling and Transfer Station. He discusses attending local Catholic schools and Fresno State, learning about business from his father and the importance of service to the community. He also talks about his friendship with Leon S. Peters and how he […]