A Guide to the Earl Loggins Papers, 1941-2007
Earl Loggins was born in Houston on December 18, 1923. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and attended the University of Houston, where he earned a Certificate in Human Relations. He later studied at Cornell University, receiving a degree in Supervisory Management and Techniques. Loggins served as a First Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He married Margaret Williams, and they had one son.
Loggins was employed by The Houston Club for forty-four years, where he successively held the positions of Maitre d’, Director of Training, and Host-At-Large. He also worked concurrently as a personnel consultant at Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation for twenty years.
Loggins was a respected African-American community leader, and he served in numerous Houston civic and community organizations. He was the Chairman of the Board of the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce from 1982 to 2005, working to support African-American business and education. He served as a trustee of the Metropolitan CME Church, chairman of the board emeritus of the El Dorado Social Club, and board member of the United Negro College Fund Houston, Inc., and he held many other community leadership positions. An avid golfer, he sponsored the Annual Earl Loggins Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society from 1991 to 1995. In 2004, the PBS television show The Connection aired an episode portraying Loggins’ life. Loggins died in Houston on December 21, 2005.
Collection contains scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, clippings, printed material, certificates and awards, and audiovisual material documenting Earl Loggins’ professional career at the Houston Club and civic and community service to numerous Houston organizations.
Earl Loggins Papers, 1941-2007, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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