Leon C. Metz and Ed Hamilton
El Paso History
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Vice President of the State National Bank in El Paso, Director of Public Relations. Born in El Paso in 1897; graduated from El Paso High School; elected Sheriff in 1932-1942; presently with the State National Bank; known as "Mr. El Paso."
Summary of Interview
Biography; expansion of the city; the Rio Grande; social life and customs; neighborhoods and ethnic communities; El Paso during Prohibition, the Drepression, and World War II; history of Fort Bliss.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
3 ½ hours
Length of Transcript
Interview with Chris P. Fox by Leon C. Metz and Ed Hamilton, 1972, "Interview no. 19.1," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.