Transcript from interview with George Simmons conducted by Claytee D. White, December 13, 2013


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Transcript from interview with George Simmons conducted by Claytee D. White, December 13, 2013
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White, Claytee D.
Transcript from interview with George Simmons by Claytee White on December 13, 2013. Simmons talks about how he came to Las Vegas in 1963, and his wife, Eva. Simmons was a designer for Sproul Homes and later worked for Holmes and Narver, an engineering firm. He discusses his education at Texas Southern and the University of Texas.
George Simmons was born and raised in Texas, and attended college at Texas Southern and University of Texas where he found his niche in drafting and architecture. In 1963, George and his wife Eva moved to Las Vegas seeking job opportunities. It was an era when George could design the house, but was not allowed to buy it simply because he was black. He shares stories of his career path from designing for Sproul Homes to settling into a fortyseven-year position with Holmes and Naver engineering firm, which included work at the Test Site. Through the years, George was active in the community, including the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity; black golfers association and with the many friends that he has known.
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F850 N4 S542 2012
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