Title: Oral History Interview with Roger Gant, July 17, 1987. Interview C-0127.
Interviewer: Bulla, Ben
Interviewee: Gant, Roger
Subjects: Jordan, B. Everett Gant, Roger North Carolina--Biography
Abstract: Roger Gant describes the professional and personal activities of his father-in-law, Everett Jordan, Democratic United States senator from North Carolina. Gant recounts his early interactions with the Jordan family and how he became involved with Jordan's textile mill. He analyzes the way Jordan structured his business in terms of his relationships with workers and his use of technology. Jordan's skill at communicating with people also helped him succeed as a senator. Gant focuses on the ways Jordan negotiated political deals and how he helped Lyndon B. Johnson avoid political controversy before the latter was elected president. Gant concludes by listing some specific products that were made in the mill and comparing the personalities of Jordan's children.