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Oral History Interview with Henry Patton, May 28, 1969

Oral History Interview with Henry Patton, May 28, 1969

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Date: March 31, 1970
Creator: Patton, Henry & Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Henry Patton, banker. The interview includes Patton's observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around Port Aransas and Aransas Pass, Texas, 1920-70.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, December 1, 1969

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, December 1, 1969

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Date: July 15, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, an attorney from Dallas. The interview includes his personal experiences and views as a member of the Special Sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 25, 1969

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 25, 1969

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Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes Mauzy's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first legislature.
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Oral History Interview with Rayford Price, January 3, 1972

Oral History Interview with Rayford Price, January 3, 1972

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Date: September 24, 1973
Creator: Riddlesperger, James W. & Price, Rayford
Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Rayford Price, an attorney from Palestine, Texas. The interview includes Price's personal views on general problems in the Texas state government, taxation, lobby activities, annual legislative sessions, reforms in the office of the House Speaker, insurance legislation, appropriations, legislative ethics, redistricting, and House and Senate relations.
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Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970

Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970

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Date: July 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Jordan, Barbara
Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Barbara Jordan from Houston, Texas. In the interview, Barbara discusses her thoughts and experiences in the Sixty-first Legislature as its first African-American member since Reconstruction. She also shares her thoughts on issues such as the Kennedy-Johnson Campaign in 1960, her unsuccessful campaigns for the Texas House of Representatives in 1962 and 1964, her successful campaign for the Texas Senate as its first African-American member since 1883, and civil rights. She also comments about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Abernathy, Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay), Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panthers, Eldridge Cleaver, the African-American image, working within the Establishment, revenue and spending bills, Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, corporate profits tax, social legislation, student unrest, and sales tax.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 12, 1973

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 12, 1973

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Date: July 12, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy shares his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Legislature. Subjects discussed include freshmen senators, committee appointments, reform legislation, and the Comparative Negligence Bill. Mauzy also comments on fellow politicians Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby and Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, January 5, 1970

Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, January 5, 1970

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Date: January 5, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Barnes, Ben
Description: Interview with former Democratic Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes. The interview includes Barnes' personal experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his thoughts on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, the creation of four-year colleges, the influence of beer and liquor lobbyists, sales tax exemptions, revenue legislation, annual legislative sessions, and future political ambitions. The interview also includes the former governor's comments about Speaker Gus Mutscher.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 31, 1979

Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 31, 1979

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Date: October 31, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representative David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. David Allred was the son of former Governor James V. Allred. In the interview, Allred describes some of his experiences as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. His topics of discussion include the Sam Houston Caucus, his impressions of Governor William Clements and Speaker Bill Clayton, consumer legislation, interest rates, tax reliefs, the Peveto Bill, and the "Killer Bees".
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970

Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970

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Date: April 7, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with Democratic Representative and political journalist David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Dave discusses his experiences as a member of the Special sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also describes his personal views on issues including one-year versus two-year budgets, increases in sales tax, the expansion of sales tax, "grocery tax", conflicts with Speaker Gus Mutscher, beer lobbying, corporate taxes, voter disillusionment, urban-rural conflicts, Wichita Falls politics, and his campaign for reelection and contest for House speakership.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 8, 1975

Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 8, 1975

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Date: July 8, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with David Allred, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Allred discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. He also describes his thoughts on issues such as the House speakership race, committee chairpersons, House rules, Equal Rights Amendment, the establishment of Public Utilities Commission, public school financing and the Constitutional Convention.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, August 2, 1979

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, August 2, 1979

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Date: August 2, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Oscar discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. He also comments about Governor William Clements, appropriations, teacher salaries, public school financing, consumer legislation, the presidential primary bill, and "Killer Bees".
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, October 23, 1978

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, October 23, 1978

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Date: October 23, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with Democratic Attorney-Senator Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy discusses his experiences as a member of the Second Special Session of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on Proposition 13 in California, ad valorem taxation, the roles of Speaker Bill Clayton and Governor Dolph Briscoe, election year politics, the Senate caucus, repeal of sales tax on residential utility bills, increase in inheritance tax exemptions, taxation of agricultural and timber land, homestead exemptions for the elderly, and the Peveto Bill.
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, July 12, 1977

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, July 12, 1977

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Date: July 12, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
Description: Interview with attorney and Democratic Representative L. DeWitt Hale from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on budget surplus, highway appropriations, the teacher retirement bill, Texas Monthly's ratings of legislators, public school financing, ad valorem taxation, and the Peveto Bill.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 25, 1978

Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 25, 1978

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Date: October 25, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with Democratic representative and political journalist David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Allred discusses his experiences as a member of the Second Special Session of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. He also talks about his personal views on issues such as Proposition 13 in California, treasury surplus, the repeal of sales tax on residential utility bills, the increase in inheritance tax exemptions, taxation of agricultural and timber land, initiative-referendum, the Peveto Bill, the formation of the "Filthy Fifty", the Sam Houston Caucus, and the House Study Group. Allred also comments on Governor Dolph Briscoe, Speaker Bill Clayton, and Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, March 17, 1970

Oral History Interview with David Allred, March 17, 1970

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Date: March 17, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Allred discusses his experiences while serving as a member of the Regular and Special Sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also expresses his personal views on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, revenue bills, the extension of state sales tax, the Cavness Plan, minimum wage laws, workman's compensation, welfare legislation, student unrest on college campuses, and the establishment of additional four year college campuses. Allred also comments on Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, Speaker Gus Mutscher, and Governor Preston Smith.
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Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

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Date: July 29, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Description: Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representative David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. David Allred was the son of former Governor James V. Allred. In the interview, Allred describes some of his experiences as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty -second Legislature. His topics of discussion include the origins of the "Dirty Thirty", the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, and his comments on former politicians Speaker Gus Mutscher and Representatives William Heatly, Frances Farenthold, and Tommy Shannon.
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Oral History Interview with Sarah T. Hughes, August 23, 1979

Oral History Interview with Sarah T. Hughes, August 23, 1979

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Date: August 23, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hughes, Sarah T.
Description: Interview with Judge Sarah T. Hughes, former state legislator, state district judge, and federal district judge. In the interview, Sarah describes her experiences and personal views concerning the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, the Dallas County Jail, the constitutionality of abortion, and the desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District.
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Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 17, 1975

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 17, 1975

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Date: July 6, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Description: Interview with Democratic senator and attorney Oscar H. Mauzy, a member of the Texas Senate from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy discusses his experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-fourth Texas Legislature. Mauzy also expresses his personal views on public school financing, public utilities legislation, the College Coordinating Bill, constitutional revision, personal legislation. He comments on fellow politicians Comptroller Bob Bullock, Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby and Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Oral History Interview with Arthur M. Sampley, 1973-1974

Oral History Interview with Arthur M. Sampley, 1973-1974

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Date: November 8, 1973
Creator: Haggard, Margurite & Sampley, Arthur M.
Description: Interview with Dr. Arthur M. Sampley, a college professor, former college administrator, and former poet laureate from Denton Texas. In the interview, Dr. Sampley describes his life growing up in Denton and attending school at the University of Texas. He talks about becoming a poet and analyzes his poetry as well as describing tenure as director of libraries and vice-president for academic affairs at North Texas State College, his philosophy of teaching, and the desegregation of the college in 1955-56.
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, September 30, 1973

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, September 30, 1973

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Date: September 30, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
Description: Interview with Democratic Representative and attorney L. DeWitt Hale, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale discusses his experiences as a member of the Regular Session of the Sixty-third Texas Legislature. He also talks about his personal views concerning reform legislation and appropriations, and comments on fellow politician Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Oral History Interview with Sarah Weddington, July 8, 1975

Oral History Interview with Sarah Weddington, July 8, 1975

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Date: July 8, 1975
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Weddington, Sarah
Description: Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Legislature Sarah Weddington from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Weddington discusses her experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. She also discusses her decision to enter politics and her personal political philosophies. Weddington expresses her thoughts on the House speakership race, committee appointments, constitutional revisions, the Equal Rights Amendment, public school financing, public utilities legislation, personal legislation, and comments on Governor Dolph Briscoe.
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Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

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Date: January 4, 1972
Creator: Riddlesperger, James W. & Wilson, Charles
Description: Interview with Senator Charles Wilson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Lufkin, Texas. In the interview, Wilson discusses his personal views and experiences concerning specific problems in the Texas state government, personal legislation, utilities regulation, the appointment of committee members, lobbies, campaign financial disclosure, election filing fees, committee structure, annual legislative sessions, taxation, and legislative apportionment.
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Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, February 18, 1977

Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, February 18, 1977

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Date: February 18, 1977
Creator: Mangrum, Robert & Matthews, J. C.
Description: Interview with J. C. Matthews, Former president of North Texas State College and North Texas State University, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, he discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's, and the initial period of integration on campus. He also expresses his views on the Atkins suit, the Campus Theatre incident, the desegregation of local businesses, and the desegregation of the athletic program.
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Oral History Interview with Tom Creighton, July 15, 1975

Oral History Interview with Tom Creighton, July 15, 1975

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Date: January 9, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Creighton, Tom
Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator Tom Creighton, who was an attorney from Mineral Wells, Texas. The interview includes the Senator's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-fourth Texas Legislature. The interview also includes the Senator's thoughts on fellow politicians, committee assignments, lobbying, reform of the local and uncontested calendar, constitutional revision, the public school finance bill, public utilities legislation, and personal legislation.
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