Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Devery, Ed
DATE OF INTERVIEW: December 5, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Brownwood, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Fred Carpenter
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Ed Devery gives his account of his experiences in the sport of boxing and discusses his family.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Gives brief background
May 28, 1941, enlisted in army
     Held boxing middleweight championship for 2 years in
          army
Experiences with boxing as a boy described
Talks about acquaintance with Normal Rockwell
Military duties noted
     Was trainer for Al Hostack
Starts career as an official in boxing in Brownwood
     Officiated in San Antonio also
International experiences as an official listed
Instituted clinics for officials through military in 1960
Highlights in 1956 Olympic Games recalled
     Remembers Hungarian water polo team
Comments on biased officiating in 1960 Olympics
Package to Herbert Hoover delivered for Finnish friend
Clinics for military explained
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Discusses 1964 boxing finals in New York
His own boxing experiences relived
Discusses his marriage and family
     Brief account of Lillian Schroeder, his wife, given
     Joined Hans Schroeder, father-in-law, in Brownwood
          Floral Company
     Has two adopted children
Civic projects interested him
     Lists civic groups he belongs to
Describes army life
Hans Schroeder portrayed
     Came to United States as German student in 1914
     August Schroeder, Hans' brother, was biology professor in
          Germany
     Hans' life in United States sketched
RANGE DATES: 1914-1964
BULK DATES: 1914-1964