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Temple, Arthur Jr.

Temple, Arthur Jr.

Temple, Arthur Jr.

Date: Wednesday, May 08, 1985

Interview 56a : The grandson of T.L.L. Temple, founder of forest products companies that became Temple-Inland, Inc., Arthur Temple Jr. tells interviewer Megan Lambert about the Temple family's relationships to both the business and community interests of East Texas through nearly a century of momentous change. He provides biographical detail into his own life as well as his father's and grandfather's, focusing mostly on events of the Great Depression through the 1960s, before the family business became a public stock company. Insight into company management is also given. People discussed in some detail include T.L.L. Temple, Arthur Temple Sr., L.D. Gilbert, Dr. J.C. Clements, Joe Denman, Walter Purdy, and Aunt Georgie Temple Munz, founder of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, which origins are also explained.