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 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 Toulumne County near the Merced River, moving to Fresno at 12 years old and attending Polytechnic High School. He discusses becoming a soap salesman before purchasing a portion of Producers Dairy and working in the business 50 years.
Talks about being born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moving to Avenal in 1940 before going to college at Purdue for civil engineering. He discusses moving his business from Avenal to Fresno, getting involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Channel 18, Measure C, and the Fresno Regional Foundation.
Talks about Fresno, attending Fresno State and meeting his wife there and going to work for New York Life Insurance, giving back to the community and being honored to receive the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award.
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 Kerman, attending Fresno State, joining the Marine Corps during World War II, working with Leon S. Peters on boards and committees, including the Fresno State Foundation Board of Governors and being honored to receive the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award.
Talks about being born and raised in Fresno, the changes to the Fresno area over the years, the importance of downtown and establishing a trucking business. He discusses the challenges of the trucking industry, potential for economic growth in the valley, volunteering and getting involved in the community with Leon S. Peters and his thoughts […]