Object Type: Record
In Collection: Oral History Digital Collection
Oral history.; Gwin E. Douglas was born on November 9, 1923, in State Line, Mississippi. Douglas graduated from Leakesville High School in 1942 and worked briefly with his father in the naval store and the timber businesses until he was drafted into the Army. When the war was over, he returned home from Japan and worked at various jobs in Leakesville. In 1956 he took a job with the International Paper Company as a construction superintendent in forest land management. He retired from International Paper in 1979 and was elected to the Greene County Board of Supervisors. Also present in the interview is his wife, Mrs. Alma McLeod Douglas.