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This is an oral history interview with Johnny Comeaux conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Mr. Comeaux was born in the early 1920s in Austin, Louisiana. His father was a farmer. He graduated high school when he was 16 years old and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) while also working for the Civilian Conservation Corps (for two years) and for the college. He enlisted in the Air Force and spent most of 1942-45 in Europe. After going to a few trade schools, he worked as an electrician for Lake Charles Electric for seven years. In 1953 he entered the oil patch working for Mervin Taylor's rental tool business, first running the yard (11 years) and later as a salesman (3 years). During the following years, he did concentric work. In May 1981, with his son and two partners, he opened Workover Equipment Rentals, he worked there until he retired in 1999. Interviewer: Robert M. Carriker, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Energy development; Petroleum industry and trade; Comeaux, Johnny
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