Tom Terrien Tacoma Transit Collection

1959 Tacoma Transit Album

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Tom Terrien Tacoma Transit Collection



2 boxes
(.6 cubic feet)

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Tom Terrien was born in Lake City in 1917 to Antionette and Edward Terrien. He attended Lake City School and Lincol High School. After graduating, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1939, he began his 40 year career with Tacoma Transit. In the 1960s, he was promoted into operational management for the transit system. During this time, he was responsible for hiring the first Black bus drivers for Tacoma Transit and the first women bus drivers since WWII. He was eventually promoted to Superintendent of Transportation and retired in 1981.

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Includes a collection of photographs, staff lists, and other materials related to Tacoma Transit compiled by Tom Terrien, who worked for the transit system from 1939-1981.

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