Michelle L. Gomilla
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Former U.S. Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission.
Summary of Interview
Part of Chamizal Oral History Project; biographical data; early career with IBWC Commissioner; history of Chamizal dispute; special congressional legislation authorizing payment yo property owners in Chamizal area; logistics of relocating families, businesses, railroads and utilities in land transfer,; relationship between commissioners on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border; relocating of international bridges; Four Points Program; commemorative ceremony to celebrate signing of Chamizal Treaty.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
Interview with Joseph F. Friedkin by Michelle L. Gomilla, 1994, "Interview no. 837," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.