Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, 1967-1968

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Interview with Ben Barnes, who was the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives in 1964-68, the lieutenant governor in 1968-72, and a Democrat from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Barnes shares his thoughts and opinions on several procedures, laws, and political decisions, including reapportionment, the “one-man, one vote” decision of U.S. Supreme Court, state water systems, and state employee pay raise. He also comments on federal-state relations, revisions of Code of Criminal Procedures, industrial safety law, voter registration, the reform of liquor laws and pari-mutuel betting, revenue legislation, and one-year versus two-year budgeting. Barnes comments on fellow politician Governor John Connally.

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Location(s): United States - Texas - Denton County - Denton
Creation Date: August 14, 1967
Partner(s):
UNT Oral History Program
Collection(s):
UNT Oral Histories
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Total Uses: 57
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Creator (Interviewer):
Gantt, Fred

Dr. Fred Gantt

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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 14, 1967
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Denton County - Denton
Era
Oil and Gas, 1901-Present
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
From 1937 to January 2, 1970
Description:

Interview with Ben Barnes, who was the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives in 1964-68, the lieutenant governor in 1968-72, and a Democrat from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Barnes shares his thoughts and opinions on several procedures, laws, and political decisions, including reapportionment, the “one-man, one vote” decision of U.S. Supreme Court, state water systems, and state employee pay raise. He also comments on federal-state relations, revisions of Code of Criminal Procedures, industrial safety law, voter registration, the reform of liquor laws and pari-mutuel betting, revenue legislation, and one-year versus two-year budgeting. Barnes comments on fellow politician Governor John Connally.

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37 p. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews
Added Title: Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, August 14, 1967
Added Title: Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, August 5, 1968
Partner:
UNT Oral History Program
Collection:
UNT Oral Histories
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Number 33
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth223580
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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Access: Use restricted to UNT Community
Statement: All rights reserved. To request a copy, contact the Oral History Program.