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Simms, James

Simms, James

Simms, James

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

261a: In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, former Diboll Mayor and officer at First Bank and Trust reminisces about his years in Diboll.  He talks about his growing up years in Diboll and Hull-Daisetta, joining the military, and returning to Diboll to work and get an education.  Mr. Simms discusses his over 40 year tenure at the bank and his time on the Diboll City Council and as mayor.  Topics include water rights for the city, differences in the banking industry, city relationships with Temple-Inland, and changes in the town since the 1960’s.