Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Robert Colgett ’30
Born and raised in Oakland, Robert Colgett graduated from Tech in 1930. He then studied photography at Modesto Junior College. After a few years of working as an X-ray technician in San Francisco, Colgett joined his father’s business, Colgett Watchmaker and Jeweler, on College Ave. They were forced to close the business in the 1960s when BART bought their building. After he retired, Colgett was installed as Master of the Masonic Lodge in 1963. He stayed connected with some of his Tech friends throughout his life. He was very proud that both his daughter, Frances (Colgett) McCoin, Class of 1962 and his son, George Colgett, Class of 1966, graduated from Tech.