Oral History Interview with Walt Parker, February 4, 1970

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Interview with Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Walt Parker, who is also a builder and farmer-rancher from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Parker describes details from his childhood and early years. He recounts his personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, and includes comments on Governor Preston Smith. Parker also discusses his personal views on issues including revenue legislation, the influence of lobbyists, state minimum wage law, the creation of new four-year colleges, committee appointments, and changes in state sales tax exemptions.

Creator(s):
Location(s): United States - Texas
Creation Date: February 4, 1970
Partner(s):
UNT Oral History Program
Collection(s):
UNT Oral Histories
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Creator (Interviewer):
Marcello, Ronald E.

Dr. Ronald E. Marcello

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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: February 4, 1970
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Oil and Gas, 1901-Present
From 1918 to February 4, 1970
Description:

Interview with Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Walt Parker, who is also a builder and farmer-rancher from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Parker describes details from his childhood and early years. He recounts his personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, and includes comments on Governor Preston Smith. Parker also discusses his personal views on issues including revenue legislation, the influence of lobbyists, state minimum wage law, the creation of new four-year colleges, committee appointments, and changes in state sales tax exemptions.

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31 p. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): legislatures | lobbies | legislations | appointments | taxes
Partner:
UNT Oral History Program
Collection:
UNT Oral Histories
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Number 51
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth223597
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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Access: Use restricted to UNT Community
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