Interview - George Gee

George Gee was born on October 26, 1928, in Lake Village, Arkansas. He helped out in his father's grocery store before his family of eleven siblings moved by train to Houston, where his father opened another store. As a child, he also worked in his uncle's restaurant, Chinese Village. Mr. Gee attended UH and graduated in 1945. Afterwards, he started his own Snow Cone business and Exotic Imports store. He later came to work in Albert Gee's Polyasian restaurant from 1964-66 to put his two daughters, Alice and Zenobia, through college. Eventually, Mr. Gee settled down in the insurance business with MetLife where he worked successfully for thirty years, even starting a joint venture with Taiwan during that time. He is now retired and living with his wife, Gloria, in the Montrose area. Mr. Gee still remains active in the Chinese Baptist Church and in his leadership positions across several Chinese organizations.

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