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Temple, Arthur Jr.

Temple, Arthur Jr.

Temple, Arthur Jr.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 1985

Interview 56b : In this second interview by Megan Lambert, Arthur Temple Jr. discusses in detail his philosophy of business management and practices. He gives early biographical details about his own life, education, and job training. He discusses labor relations and recounts milestones in Southern Pine Lumber Company's development from the 1890s to the 1980s. He also discusses the creation and establishment of the Big Thicket National Preserve, wildlife management, the establishment of hunting clubs, including Boggy Slough Club, and cattle ranching in East Texas. Persons mentioned in some detail are Dave Kenley, Arthur Temple Sr., Henry G. Temple, Latane Temple, J. J. Ray, L. D. Gilbert, and Geraldine Watson.