Welch, Claude

Date: September 15, 2021
Welch, Claude

Interview 299a: In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, former Angelina County Judge, lawyer, and Diboll native Claude Welch reminisces about his time as County Judge, growing up in Diboll, and working as a patent lawyer. He mentions fixing the county budget, joining the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, the unit road system, pay equity, and reforming property taxes. He also talked about his relationship with Lynn Dunlop of the Lufkin Daily News, working and negotiating with county commissioners, and supporting the county hospital. Mr. Welch also talks about growing up in Diboll, experiencing segregated schools and movie theaters, riding the train to Lufkin, playing around the handle factory, and living in company houses.

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