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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Roger Gant, July 17, 1987. Interview C-0127. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Rose Ann Gant is similar to her father, Everett Jordan, but she could not inherit his business role because she was a woman

Gant explains how his wife, Rose Ann, is a lot like her father, Everett Jordan. She shares his interest in people and his stubbornness, but she could not follow his role in the business world because of her gender.

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Oral History Interview with Roger Gant, July 17, 1987. Interview C-0127. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Everett had a great stubborn streak in him and John has that to the extreme. Rose Ann has a lot of it, but I think she has more of her father's ability to judge situations and people involved in them and adjust to them. Now John tends to be more analytical in sizing up people and situations than Ben.
BEN BULLA:
???
ROGER GANT:
Yeah. Yeah, Rose Ann should have been a man. She'd have been the image of her father. She wouldn't have had to play a woman's role such as women have to do because they're born women. She would have played a man's role and been just like her father.
BEN BULLA:
???
ROGER GANT:
I don't think she has any trouble making decisions, but she analyzes . . . situations where a man is inadequate . . . she would analyze as her father.