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La Borde, John P.
John La Borde, brother of Alden "Doc" La Borde, founder of ODECO, was the long-time president and CEO of Tidewater, Inc., the undisputed worldwide leader of the workboat business. Born and raised in Marksville,...
Wilson, R. O. "Dick"
Farmer, Warren R. "Dick"
Mr. Warren "Dick" Farmer was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. His father was a freight train conductor with the railroad industry. He graduated high school in 1945 and joined the Marine Corps....
Hystad, Rev. John Eric
This interview with Rev. Hystad was conducted on August 3, 2006 at his office at the Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Dr, Houston, Texas 77057. The pastors of the church selected Rev. Hystad to ascertain...
Len Hartman is president of Burton Shipyard in Bridge City, TX. He has been in ship building for 40 years. Hartman started at Burton Shipyard in Port Arthur, TX in 1962. Went to work for Zapata Marine....
Pat Dunn graduated from Ohio State with a Masters in Civil engineering and began working for Shell in 1961. He headed Shell's offshore Design group in 1969. He designed offshore structures for mainly the...
Jim Baker is a retired Houston port captain for Lykes Brothers. A native of West Virginia, Baker is a graduate of King's Point U.S. Merchant Academy (1949). As a cadet, he traveled throughout the Caribbean...
Danos, Jim and Danos, Todd
Jim Danos grew up on a farm in southeast Louisiana on Bayou Lafourche. He got involved in the tug boat industry through his father. Danos made his career hauling barges for the oil industry through the...
Guy Covington is a 4th generation shipbuilder from Orange, TX. Guy's father, Don Covington, became president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company and later started Texas Dry Dock, Inc. (TDI) after Levingston...
David Adickes is a Houston artist who was born in Huntsville, Texas on January 19, 1927. In World War II, he was in the Army Air Corps (Air Force), flying back and forth between the U.S and France. After...
Dr. Herminia Palacio, Executive Director, Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services, Houston, Texas, was interviewed on August 8, 2006, in her offices at 2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas....
Ms. Diana Rodriguez was interviewed in her office, City of Houston Emergency Medical Services, 15th Floor, 500 Jefferson, Houston, Texas 77002, on August 17, 2006. While most of the other interviewees...
Roby, Dr. Paul
Dr. Roby is the Director of Neighbors-2-Neighbors Program, Office of Disaster and Preparedness and Response, a program designed to match up evacuee families with local Houstonian families. This interview...
Bauer, Robert "Bob" F.
Herb Holdridge grew up in Galveston, Texas, where his father worked at Todd's Shipyard. Herb joined the Navy V-12 program at University of Texas during World War II and majored in chemical engineering....
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