Devery, Ed 1973-12-05

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Ed Devery gives his account of his experiences in the sport of boxing and discusses his family, including his father-in-law, Hans Schroeder.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ed Devery

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Date: December 5, 1973

Location: Brownwood, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives brief background, May 28, 1941, enlisted in army, Held boxing middleweight championship for 2 years in army, Experiences with boxing as a boy described, Talks about acquaintance with Normal Rockwell, Military duties noted, Was trainer for Al Hostack, Starts career as an official in boxing in Brownwood, Officiated in San Antonio also, International experiences as an official listed, Instituted clinics for officials through military in 1960, Highlights in 1956 Olympic Games recalled, Remembers Hungarian water polo team, Comments on biased officiating in 1960 Olympics, Package to Herbert Hoover delivered for Finnish friend, Clinics for military explained

Tape 1, Side 2: Discusses 1964 boxing finals in New York, His own boxing experiences relived, Discusses his marriage and family, Brief account of Lillian Schroeder, his wife, given, Joined Hans Schroeder, father-in-law, in Brownwood Floral Company, Has two adopted children, Civic projects interested him, Lists civic groups he belongs to, Describes army life, Hans Schroeder portrayed, Came to United States as German student in 1914, August Schroeder, Hans' brother, was biology professor in Germany, Hans' life in United States sketched

Range Dates: 1914-1964

Bulk Dates: 1914-1964

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