Interviewee

Joseph F. Friedkin

Interviewer

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

4-1994

Length of Interview

1 hour

Tape Number

No. 837

Transcript Number

No. 837

Interview Number

No. 837

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

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