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Gould, William R., 1919-2006--Interviews; Southern California Edison Company--History; Electric utilities--Employees; University of Utah. College of Engineering--History; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; United States. Navy--Officers--Biography
Edison Company; Boston Naval Shipyard; Mare Island; World War II; U.S. Navy; Shipbuilding; Electric engineering
Transcript (168 pages) of several interviews by Gregory C. Thompson and Floyd A. O'Neil with William R. Gould, in 1994 and 1995
In this series of interviews, Gould (1919-2006) discusses his childhood, early education, family and friends, years at the University of Utah, and his courtship of Erlyn Johnson. He also duscusses his naval training at MIT and Dartmouth, his service duty, and his employment with the Edison Company. Other topics covered include negotiating with utility unions, his thoughts on American corporations, California politicians, experiences as a CEO, the World Energy Conference, railroad history, Cold Fusion, architects, engineers, and artists. Interviewers: Gregory Thompson and Floyd O'Neil