Interview with Hugh L. Gordon, 2009 November 6

Collection:
Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series
Title:
Interview with Hugh L. Gordon, 2009 November 6
Creator:
Briggs, Stephen M.
Contributor to Resource:
McKay, John
Gordon, Hugh L., 1922-
Scott, Thomas Allan, 1943-
Publisher:
Interview with Hugh L. Gordon, 2009-11-06, Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights series, 2009-2010, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
Date of Original:
2009-11-06
Subject:
Discrimination in employment--Government policy--United States--History
Lockheed-Georgia Company--History
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation--History
Oral histories
Transcripts
People:
Gordon, Hugh L., 1922-
Location:
United States, Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw, 34.02343, -84.61549
Medium:
oral histories (literary works)
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Hugh L. Gordon was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He joined the Army Air Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, flying a Northrup P-61. During fifteen months of combat duty, Gordon earned several decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. On discharge from the Army, he entered Virginia Polytechnic Institute and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1950 and a Master of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1951. Gordon joined the Lockheed-Georgia Company in 1951. He worked in a variety of positions within the company, rising to the position of Director of Personnel. Gordon retired from Lockheed-Georgia in 1988. He was a founding member of the Atlanta Employers? Voluntary Merit Employment Association, MEA and the Private Industry Council of Atlanta, PIC. He also served as a Regional Executive for Region 4 of the National Alliance of Businessmen from 1974 to 1978.
Interviewed by Stephen Briggs and John McKay at Kennesaw State University on November 6, 2009.
Local Identifier:
ksu-45-05-001-07016
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/11360/257
Language:
eng
Rights Holder:
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Holding Institution:
Kennesaw State University. Department of Archives, Rare Books and Records Management
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