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 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 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 being mentored by Leon S. Peters and his respect for all the Leon S. Peters Award recipients and being honored to be among them. He also talks about his parents and upbringing, serving on local, state and national educational boards, and the support his family has given him.
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 […]