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Baxter Gee and Judith A. Gee interview, 2021-11-28

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc035_03.wav

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

D.C. Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is a citywide initiative to train community members in oral history skills, fund new and ongoing oral history projects, connect volunteers with oral history projects, and publicize existing oral history collections. DCOHC is a project of DC Public Library, HumanitiesDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. This collection contains oral history interviews, transcripts, and indexes produced by DCOHC grantees.


  • Creation: 2021-11-28


Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

Baxter and Judy Gee have been married for 60 years and have one daughter. Judith Gee was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Baxter Gee was born in Timmonsville, South Carolina. Baxter G. met his wife in Greensboro, North Carolina while visiting the University of North Carolina A and T. Baxter G.'s military service in the United States Marine Corps enabled him and his wife to qualify and purchase their first home in Penn Branch with help from the Veterans Administration. After his discharge from the military, Baxter Gee held many positions with various federal, municipal agencies in the D.C. metro area. The most interesting story he shared was about working with the United States Marshall Service as a bounty hunter shortly after moving to 38th Street in Penn Branch.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes


This oral history interview was conducted for 'We Are Penn Branch' oral history project. Baxter Gee and Judith A. Gee shared stories about their lives before and after moving to the Penn Branch neighborhood in 1971. They gleefully tell the story of how they met and married. Baxter Gee also share stories about his military career traveling around the world and living for several years in Japan and Hawaii, before relocation to Washington, D.C. Both Judy Gee and Baxter Gee discuss memories of their neighbors and the Penn Branch neighborhood. They explain how it has been a nice and quiet place to live over the years and how they both have enjoyed raising their daughter there.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001