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    Seeking date Oklahoma Ordnance Works Trust Authority awarded EDA Grant

    Roger Redden Newbie

      When was the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Trust Authority awarded its EDA Grant? The OOWA, a public trust was awarded an Economic Development Grant during President Kennedy's administration. My late father, Gene R. Redden was the founder of the public trust that purchased a closed Army munitions plant to convert it into an Industrial Development park to attract manufacturing plants to Oklahoma. As I understand it, V-P Johnson had to stand in for President Kennedy, as it was later learned that President Kennedy was involved in the Cuban Missals  Crisis.  This was one of the first grants of this kind during Kennedy's administration. I am archiving my father's professional history in my research to write is story.