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Deanne Alterwitz-Stralser

Taken from OH-02178

Deanne Alterwitz-Stralser (1931- ), née Friedman, is chairman of the board of directors of Walker Furniture Company in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1973 she and her husband Oscar Alterwitz moved from Gary, Indiana to Las Vegas where they bought Walker Furniture from its original owners, George and Ruth Walker. Alterwitz-Stralser was educated at the Art Institute of Chicago and actively worked with her husband in design, merchandising, and selecting furniture for Walker Furniture. After his death in 1990, she became chairman of the board of Walker Furniture. Alterwitz-Stralser is a member of Temple Beth Sholom in Las Vegas and during the 1990s she served on the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas board of directors.

Sources:

“Walker Timeline.” Walker Furniture. Accessed May 8, 2015. http://www.walkerfurniture.com/WalkerHistory.inc

Alterwitz, Deanne. Interview, 2014 November 1, OH-02178. Transcript. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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