Place Covered: Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2012-09-12
Subjects: Davison, James E., Sr. | Business | Squire Creek Country Club | Trucking | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Education | Edwards, Edwin W. | Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | Bush, George, 1924- | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | TOPS PROGRAM
- Courtney, Beth Host
- Godoy, Al Producer
- Davison, James Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from September 12, 2012, features an interview with James Davison conducted by Beth Courtney. Davison, a native of Ruston, is the owner of Davison Transport and the Squire Creek Country Club. He discusses: the building of Squire Creek Country Club in Ruston; growing up in Northeast Louisiana; his involvement with his father’s truck business; his decision to stay in Louisiana; the growing impact of the oil and gas industry on his business; changes in the global market; serving on educational boards; his friendships with former Governors Edwin Edwards and Kathleen Blanco; the need to consolidate the state’s educational system; what it means to be a Louisianan; his friendship with President George H. W. Bush; international opinions about the country; the future of Louisiana; the rising cost of education; and the benefits of the TOPS scholarship program.