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Ramsey, Robert Sr.

Ramsey, Robert Sr.

Ramsey, Robert Sr.

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Interview 49c : In this interview with former student Patsy Colbert, former Diboll High School Principal Robert Ramsey reminisces about his own school days, college at The College of Marshall and Stephen F. Austin State University, his teaching career at Blair and Mt. Herman, coming to Diboll, and the issues facing the district. He discusses starting the 11-man football team, building the football field, starting the band, the transition to independent school district, building the new high school, and integration. Mr. Ramsey recalls Willie Massey and Walter Pate as effective and important colleagues and talks about the support Arthur Temple, Jr. gave to the Diboll Schools.