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Tom House Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

June 7, 2014


Thomas Brockway House was born in 1925 in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, House joined the U.S. Army Air Force, serving for two and a half years during World War II. With the close of hostilities, House was honorably discharged and enrolled at Oregon State College in January 1946. A member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and President of the student body his senior year, House graduated from OSC in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in Business and Industry.

House was recalled back into the service during the Korean War, flying and dropping paratroopers at Fort Bragg, Fort Benning and Fort Campbell. Upon his return to civilian life, House found work with the Northwest Canners Association and later became president of the American Frozen Food Institute in Washington, D.C. House retired in 1989 and now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.