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Vivern Haight discusses his career at the REO Clubhouse

Vivern Haight talks about his career as a staff person at the REO Clubhouse, the company-owned events center of the REO Motor Car Company (later Diamond-Reo Trucks, Inc.), in Lansing, Mi. Haight, who worked for REO from 1945 to 1975, describes the ornate Clubhouse and his duties and discusses all of the famous sports figures, politicians and other celebrities, including President Dwight Eisenhower, who came through its doors. Haight talks about seeing the R.E. Olds mansion and the REO plant as a kid in Lansing and relates stories and local color about the Olds family. The interviewers are Shirley Bradley and Lisa Fine. Recorded as part of the "REO Memories" oral history project.

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