Joe Moreno


Oscar J. Martinez

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

(Bank Officer at El Paso National Bank.) Born in Sonora, Mexico; came to El Paso when he was nine years old; graduated from El Paso High School in 1930; after graduation worked for the Juarez Mercantile Company as an English-Spanish stenographer, then for a lumber yard until 1937; began with the El Paso National Bank in 1937, where he has remained to the present.

Summary of Interview

The recent peso devaluation and its effects on the Mexican economy and El Paso Banks; former devaluations; representation of the Mexican Americans in the banking business; the word "Chicano"; biographical comments.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

1 hour

Tape Number

No. 294

Interview Number

No. 294

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