Oscar J. Martinez and James Merchant
U.S. Customs Service
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
(Fines, Penalties, and Forfeiture Officer, U.S. Customs Service) Born in Idaho in 1922; his family moved to California, where he attended high school and college; was in the Army during World War II; has worked for private business, the IRS, and the Customs Service.
Summary of Interview
Biography; work experiences in business and subsequent position with IRS and Customs Service; interesting cases encountered while working for the government on the border, including fraud and smuggling.
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Interview with Robert T. Hudgins by Oscar J. Martinez and James Merchant, 1977, "Interview no. 425," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.