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Charles Teamer, Sr.

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Bank Chairman
Academic Administrator
Energy Executive
Banker
Civic Leader

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Gold
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Golfing
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
5/20/1933
Birth Location:
Shelby, North Carolina

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Bank Chairman
Academic Administrator
Energy Executive
Banker
Civic Leader

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Gold
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Golfing
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
5/20/1933
Birth Location:
Shelby
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Biography

Banker and civic leader Charles Teamer, Sr. was born on May 20, 1933 in Shelby, North Carolina to B.T. Teamer and Mary Teamer. He received his B.S. degree from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958, and later received his M.A. degree from the University of Nebraska and his Ph.D. degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Teamer worked in the office of the business manager at South Carolina State University in 1954. He then became assistant business manager at Tennessee State University in 1958; and, in 1962, Teamer was hired as business manager at Wiley College. In 1965, Teamer became vice president of finance at Dillard University and was promoted to chief financial officer in 1968. In 1983, he was appointed by Louisiana Governor David Treen as the first African American on the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. From 1985 to 1988, Teamer served as the national president of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. In 1993, Teamer co-founded the Dryades Savings Bank and served as chairman. He later retired from Dillard University in 1997, and continued to work as a consultant to Clark Atlanta University. In 2001, Teamer led a partnership of investors in opening The Cotton Exchange and Holiday Inn Express Hotel in downtown New Orleans, and became president of the World Trade Center of New Orleans in 2003.

Former executive director of the Amistad Research Center and a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education, Teamer has held numerous board appointments on the Board of Education of the United Methodist Church, the Ford Foundation, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Common Fund, the National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers, the Ochsner Medical Foundation and the Audubon Institute. Teamer also served as board chair for the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, the Metropolitan Area Committee, Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the United Way. He was a member of the business and higher-education council for the University of New Orleans and served on the board of the Southern Education Foundation. Teamer was president of the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers and vice president of fiscal affairs at Dillard University and Clark Atlanta University. He was a member of the board of supervisors for the University of Louisiana System and was on the board of administrators of Tulane University. Teamer was also the director of Entergy New Orleans.

Teamer was married for forty-seven years to the late Mary Dixon Teamer. They have three children: Charles, Jr., Roderic, Sr. and Cheryl. Teamer has six grandchildren.

Charles Teamer, Sr. was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on March 28, 2008 and April 27, 2019.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Charles Teamer, Sr.'s interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Charles Teamer, Sr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Charles Teamer, Sr. talks about his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes his father's side of the family
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Charles Teamer, Sr. talks about his paternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes his father's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls his induction into the Masonry
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers the Boy Scouts of America, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers the Boy Scouts of America, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls the Cleveland County Training School in Shelby, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls his early interests
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers Joe Louis' boxing matches
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes his early awareness of African American history
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers J.C. Price High School in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers his extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers moving to Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls the faculty of Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers the influence of communism
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls his teachers at Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls pledging Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers his U.S. Army service
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes interstate travel during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls a sit-in at the Hotel Marshall in Marshall, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers Hobart S. Jarrett
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Charles Teamer, Sr. talks about the influence of African American leaders
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Charles Teamer, Sr. remembers moving to New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Charles Teamer, Sr. talks about the Mardi Gras krewe of Rex
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls his introduction to corporate board service
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls serving on the Boy Scouts of America council
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls working at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls founding the Dryades Savings Bank, F.S.B. in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls his work for Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes the impact of Hurricane Katrina
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes his role as grand sire of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes the role of Dryades Savings Bank, F.S.B. in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes his hopes for New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Charles Teamer, Sr. recalls acquiring the Historic Cotton Exchange in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes his work with the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Charles Teamer, Sr. reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Charles Teamer, Sr. reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes his children
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Charles Teamer, Sr. describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Charles Teamer, Sr. narrates his photographs