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Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers,  April 12, 1965

Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, April 12, 1965

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Date: April 12, 1965
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B. & Shivers, Allan
Description: Interview with former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas (1950-57), Allan Shivers from Lufkin, Texas. The interview includes Shivers' observations on his career in the Texas Senate (1934-45), liquor control issue, pari-mutuel betting, lobbyists, oil politics, labor relations, comments about Governors James Allred and W. Lee O'Daniel, race for lieutenant governor in 1946, views on the operation of state government, education, Truman presidential race of 1948, tidelands oil, death of Governor Jester in 1949 and succession to governorship, gubernatorial election in 1950 and the Stevenson-Eisenhower campaign of 1952.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with George Clarence Moffett, 1965-1966

Oral History Interview with George Clarence Moffett, 1965-1966

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Date: May 3, 1965
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Moffett, George Clarence
Description: Interview with Dr. George Clarence Moffett, a farmer, oilman, and former state legislator from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Dr. Moffett describes his personal experiences as a member of the House and Senate of Texas for thirty-four years and as a Delegate to Democratic National Convention in Houston in 1928. He comments about Governors W. Lee O'Daniel, Coke Stevenson, and Allan Shivers and talks about oil legislation.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Fred H. Minor, December 10, 1964

Oral History Interview with Fred H. Minor, December 10, 1964

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Date: June 30, 1965
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Minor, Fred H.
Description: Interview with former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Fred H. Minor, an attorney from Lewisville, Texas. The interview includes Minor's personal experiences as a member of the Texas House of Representatives and Speaker of the House, 1931-33, as well as funding for highway construction and his philosophy concerning functions of Speaker of the House.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965

Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 30, 1965

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Date: February 8, 1966
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.
Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Alonzo W. Jamison, Jr., a college professor and farmer-stockman from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences and personal views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, as well as House speakerships and lobbyist activities.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Martin Dies, April 23, 1966

Oral History Interview with Martin Dies, April 23, 1966

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Date: April 23, 1966
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Dies, Martin
Description: Interview with former U.S. congressman Martin Dies, Sr., an attorney from Lufkin, Texas. The interview includes Dies' experiences as a Texas politician and U.S. Congressman, 1931-49 and 1950-56, and chairman of House Committee on Un-American Activities during the New Deal. Also includes his personal views on communism.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Paul J. Kilday,  August 28, 1965

Oral History Interview with Paul J. Kilday, August 28, 1965

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Date: July 1, 1966
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Kilday, Paul J.
Description: Interview with Paul J. Kilday, former U.S. Congressman (1939-1940), attorney and judge from San Antonio, Texas. The interview includes Kilday's experiences and personal views of neutrality legislation, selective service legislation, Lend-Lease, conscientious objectors, atomic bomb, demobilization, Marshall Plan, Truman Doctrine, creation of Atomic Energy Commission, Unification Act of the Armed Services, creation of Department of Defense, and campaign for Congress against Maury Maverick, 1938.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Ghent Sanderford, 1967

Oral History Interview with Ghent Sanderford, 1967

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Date: May 8, 1967
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Sanderford, Ghent
Description: Interview with attorney Ghent Sanderford. The interview includes Sanderford's personal experiences as private secretary to Governor Miriam A. Ferguson. Sanderford talks about his relationship with James E. Ferguson, comments about Governors Pat Neff, Dan Moody, James Allred, W. Lee O'Daniel, and Coke Stevenson, the Johnson-Stevenson senatorial race of 1948, and the impeachment of James Ferguson. The interview includes an appendix with letters and a narrative.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Malcolm McGregor, August, 1965

Oral History Interview with Malcolm McGregor, August, 1965

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Date: July 30, 1967
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B. & McGregor, Malcolm
Description: Interview with former state legislator Malcolm McGregor, an attorney from El Paso, Texas. The interview includes McGregor's experiences as a liberal in Texas Legislature, 1954-64, and his race for U.S. Congress in 1964.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, 1967-1968

Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, 1967-1968

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Date: August 14, 1967
Creator: Gantt, Fred; Kamp, H. W. & Barnes, Ben
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with W. N. Peach, June 24, 1966

Oral History Interview with W. N. Peach, June 24, 1966

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Date: October 10, 1967
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Peach, William Nelson
Description: Interview with professional economist Dr. W. Nelson Peach. The interview includes Peach's experiences as one of the principal persons in the Rainey controversy at the University of Texas, 1944-45. It also includes his sympathies for new Deal labor legislation, being accused of pro-communist leanings, role of Dallas Morning News, investigations by Board of Regents and his dismissal, support of President Homer Rainey, and the role of AAUP.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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