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Govatos, John George, 1890-1968


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biography of John G. Govatos written by Lee Govatos (son) and Govatos family history, 1890-1968

 File — Box: 1 Govatos, Folder: 1
Identifier: 278.1.1
Content Description From the Collection: Lee John Govatos was the son of John and Marisk Govatos who opened three successful restaurants in Corpus Christi during the first half of the 20th century. The papers are comprised of four boxes of photographs, correspondence from Lady Bird and President Johnson, and newspaper articles pertaining to the Govatos Family history and John Govatos' Pier Cafe on the pier in Corpus Christi.

Lee Govatos Family Papers

Identifier: Coll-278
Overview The Lee Govatos Family Papers focus on the life and work of his father, John Govatos and the family restaurant business from 1925 though 1960 in Corpus Christi. The business fostered friendships between the Govatos and many local and state politicans and prominent people. The papers reflect those friendships and the growth of Corpus Christi.