Taken from OH-02626
Glenn Victory Tredwell was born on VE Day, May 8, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in a close family in the Philadelphia area and attended Temple University. He later graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in landscape architecture and had a two decade long career in landscaping in Florida.
Glenn can trace his Jewish roots to generations of Russians on his father’s side and to Germany on his mother’s side. He recalls working and learning about the family wholesale produce business—his grandfather owned Christmas tree farms and potato farms.
Among the most influential people in his life were his uncles Clifford and Stuart Perlman—Cliff Perlman who was President and CEO of Caesars Palace from 1969 – 1981. Together the Perlman brothers built the Lum’s restaurant chain that became part of the Kentucky Fried Chicken dynasty. It was at his Uncle Cliff’s encouragement that he learned about the casino business by working at Caesars.
Glenn and his wife Claire participated in the founding of the Spina Bifida Association of Nevada.
Tredwell, Glenn. Interview 2016 March 4 and 2016 April 14. Transcript. OH-02626. Oral History Reserach Center. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Las Vegas Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada.
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