PHILIP INMAN, who has spent practically all his life in the city of Port Arthur, and is one of the younger element of progressive business men here, has for the past several years been associated with the automobile business, and has been a factor in the large increase in automobile sales in this city. Mr. Inman is secretary, treasurer and general manager of Philip Inman and Company, dealers for Chevrolet automobiles, which was established here in January, 1920, and incorporated at that time. The firm has met with a rapid growth, selling a record number of these popular cars in this city, and is one of the largest automobile companies in Port Arthur. The business is located in a modern building, seventy-five by one hundred and forty feet, at 625 to 635 Procter Street. A complete line of Chevrolet cars is carried, including the standard touring, roadster, coupe, sedan, chassis and light delivery truck and ton truck chassis. Mr. Inman operates a complete sales and service department, the latter being in charge of expert mechanics, and carrying a full line of Chevrolet parts. All work turned out by the service department is high class, conscientious work, and Chevrolet owners have found it especially convenient. A complete line of tires and accessories is carried. A recent Springtime Savings Club has resulted in an unusually large volume of spring sales, and has enabled those who would otherwise find car ownership impossible to become Chevrolet owners. Officers of the Philip Inman Company are: E. E. Hartford, president; August Yokie, vice president, and Mr. Inman, secretary and treasurer.
Philip Inman was born at Rowles, Kentucky, the thirteenth of September, 1895, the son of W. P. Inman of Virginia, and Sallie Gorin Inman, of Kentucky, who now reside at Port Arthur, to which city they removed in 1900. Mr. Inman was educated in the public schools here, later attending Port Arthur College, and entered business as bookkeeper with the Warren-Hartford Company, with whom he remained four years. During the war he was with the government as civilian employee, in the Air Service Department, in the mechanical department at Buffalo and other points. He then returned to Port Arthur, and after one year as an automobile salesman established his present business.
Mr. Inman resides at 1010 Procter Street, with his mother. He is active in all civic work, taking a deep interest in the future of the city, and is one of the coming men in the automobile business.
From the "New Encyclopedia of Texas", pg. 1787.