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Background
John Wilson Huss was born October 18, 1912 in Detroit. He studied Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Detroit. He graduated Cum Laude as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the National College of Drugless Physicians in Chicago, where he met and married Gladys Kline Petersen (Petey) in 1937. He swam competitively, raced sailboats, and put on exhibitions of gymnastics, diving and weight-lifting. In 1940, John and Petey set up a complete Health Service Clinic in Port Huron, Michigan. In 1950, they sold the clinic and settled in El Cajon. They joined the El Nadadero Swim Club. John played golf with the "Friday Morning Golfers," enjoyed bowling, sailing on his son's boat "Endeavor," and roller-skating with his wife Petey. As a Facilities Engineer for General Dynamics for 25 years, he wrote specifications and tests for the aircraft and aerospace machine tool industry. John lived in excellent health and continued swimming, golfing and roller-skating in retirement. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Singing Hills Country Club. John's loving wife passed away October 13, 1999 at age 93. John Wilson Huss, a resident of El Cajon for 63 years passed away on August 24, 2015, seven weeks prior to his 103rd birthday. His children, Fay Anderson, Judy Wier, and Jon Huss, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren survive him."
Extent
.3 Cubic Feet This collection is housed in one archival box measuring 51⁄2x121⁄2 inches. This collection contains photographs, personal papers and small notebook, General Dynamics newsletters, plant drawing, and a 1970 Verson Allsteel Press Company commemorative book, “Verson at Fifty.”
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The collection is open to researchers.