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 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 the changes to Fresno over the years, gives advice to young people just starting out on their own, especially in regards to getting an education. He discusses how the world of community involvement is changing and growing in scale, the importance of family and of striving to do more to help the community. […]
Talks about his friendship with Leon S. Peters and how Peters inspired him to give back to the community, he talks about his family business, Gottshalks. He talks about his wife and her political career, his thoughts on Fresno and his time on the State Highway Commission.
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 Fresno, attending Fresno State, getting drafted in World War II and starting his ceramics business. He discusses becoming involved in the community, working with the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame, Fresno State football and other organizations and receiving the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award. […]
Talks about his surprise and gratitude at receiving the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award, talks about growing up in Fresno, working as a farm laborer, joining the army and attending Fresno City College and Fresno State. He discusses running for City Council and winning and facing discrimination and overcoming it through hard work and […]
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 […]