Joplin, Charles 1998-10-28

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Lubbock attorney Charles Joplin discusses his early life in the Lubbock area and his career as a banker. He talks about his entrance into the law profession and the mediation and arbitration processes.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Charles Joplin

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October, 28 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Charles Joplin, Born: Littlefield, Texas (1931), Father, postal worker and farmer, Mother, housewife, Graduated from Littlefield High School (1948), Littlefield, Texas, War years, Agriculture, Picking cotton, Demographics and school districts, Segregation, South Plains Army Air Base, Segregation signs, Gliders, Littlefield (again), Post Depression life, Vegetable garden, War effort, Recycling, Rationing, Mother, Support for the war, GI Bill, Texas Tech University, War veterans, Barracks buildings, War veterans (again), Preparation for Texas Tech, Army (1953-1955), Korea (1954), Lubbock First National Bank, President Gordon Treadaway, mentor and friend, Employed for two years, SMU Law School, Lubbock, Banking jobs (1963-1967).

Tape 1, Side 2: Economy, Cotton farming, Agriculture in the South Plains, REA (Rural Electrification Agency), Banking (late 1960s), Computers, Credit cards, Competition, Fraud and liability, Garn St. Germane Act (1980), Savings & Loan, Investments and false sense of security, Oil prices (1973-1986), Inflation, Banking (again), Certificates of Deposit, Economy (again), late 1970s and early 1980s, Inflation—worldwide.

Tape 2, Side 1: Texas banking (1980s), Failures, Republic National Bank, Resolution Trust Company, Texas Independent Bank, Locally owned banks, Savings & Loan (again), Causes of the collapse, Deregulation, Banking (again), Mergers, Large institutions, Economy (again), Future, Sharpstown Scandal, Waggoner Carr, Texas attorney general, Roswell, New Mexico, Banking jobs, Moved to Hobbs, New Mexico, Managed holding company, J. F. Maddux Foundation, Banking jobs (again), Moved back to Texas, President of Texas Bank Trust Company (33 days), Lubbock, Moved back (1987), Practiced law, Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, Trained to be mediator (1990), Worked for South Plains Association of Governments, Law practice, Mediations and arbitrations, Claims against banks, South Plains Association of Government (SPAG), Association of counties, Dispute Resolution Center, ADR fee (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Mediation process, Divorce procedures.

Tape 2, Side 2: Mediation process (continued), Arbitration process, Arbitration clause, Law, Fees, Advice from other lawyers, Lubbock Law Community, 600 lawyers, Real estate lawyers, Tax lawyers, Law (again), Changes, Books to CD-ROM, Hate crimes, Drug offenses, Court reform, Children, Daughter, Julia, Attorney in Midland, Texas, Son, Chad, Was a Navy officer, World for Honeywell Corporation in Phoenix.

Range Dates: 1931-1998

Bulk Dates: 1963-1980

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