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Jonkman, Frederik Johan
Bobby Simon was born in Abbeyville, LA, and moved to Lafayette in 1959 to attend University of Southwestern Louisiana. Began work as a medical technician Charity Hospital and by 1976 he and a couple colleagues...
Howard Middleton is from Centerville, Texas. Throughout his career, he served as an educator, public servant, and consultant. He was the first black man to be appointed as Port Commissioner (1976-1994)....
During my (Dorothee Sauter) visit Mr. Attwell started to talk easily and introduced me to some major circumstances in his life. I told him my interest in interviewing him is to get some insights about...
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...
Tom Kelly was a long-time boat builder. He was vice-president of operations at Seward Seacraft in Morgan City in the early 1970s. He owned and operated his owned companies, mostly for boat repair. He was...
Bill Jackson is the Houston region sales manager for Gulf Offshore Logistics, a boat owner, operator, and broker that services marine transportation industry in the GOM. He first began in the offshore...
Hailing from Punjab, Virinder Bansal came to New York in 1970. An engineer by training, Mr. Bansal moved to Channel view, Texas in 1975 to work as a supervisor on an oil rig. He worked for Lummus Company...
Vimal Kothari arrived in Houston from Bombay in 1979 to work on an MS in electrical engineering at the University of Houston, which he completed in 1981. In 1988 he founded Sytel, Inc., a now mid-sized...
Jim Giblin, a native of Virginia, lives in Friendswood, TX. He spent more than 40 years in the maritime industry. He joined the Merchant Marine in 1942 and served on tankers and Liberty Ships during the...
Bob Nicholas is a native of Beaumont, TX. He is currently practicing maritime law in Houston, TX. He worked for Exxon Shipping Company in the 1970s and 1980s and was a "first responder" to the March 24,...
Tibbs, Roy "Scotty"
Scott Tibbs is the president of Gulf Craft, Inc. an aluminum crew boat ship builder located in Patterson, LA on the Bayou Teche. He received a degree in History from LSU and flew crop dusters before getting...
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....
Day, Jamison M.
Dr. Jamison M. Day was interviewed on June 20, 2006 at his office in Melcher Hall, Room 290B, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. He helped organize the Neighbors-2-Neighbors Program that was instituted...
Ajgaonkar, Vijaya and Ajgaonkar, A.S. "Praful"
This interview includes several exchanges in Urdu/Hindi since Mrs. Ajgaonkar’s first language is Marathi. All such passages have been translated into English. The Ajgaonkars are from Mumbai, India. Praful...
Tim Creswell responded to the article in the Baton Rouge Advocate. Born and raised in Abbeville, he realized that the oil industry would be a good way to make money without going to school first. His first...
Steve Huttman spent 22 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, serving various capacities in maritime security and rescue. He moved to Houston in 1998 and began at G&H Towing as a mate on a harbor tug. He is currently...
John Shaw is from Stanton, Illinois. He graduated from University of Illinois in 1949 and had a series of jobs in different parts of the country before moving to Louisiana in early 70s. He worked with...
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