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Oral History Interview with William J. Lawson, 1968

Oral History Interview with William J. Lawson, 1968

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Date: March 15, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred
Description: Interview with William J. Lawson, a former executive assistant to Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, who was the former Secretary of State for Texas. In the interview, Mr. Lawson, who is from Austin, Texas, discusses his appointment as executive assistant to O'Daniel in 1941. He also describes his role and associations with the administration at the time, as well as his impressions of O'Daniel. Mr. Lawson expresses his personal views and experiences when it comes to relations between O'Daniel and the Legislature, the Democratic State Executive Committee, patronage, the Senate, and also when O'Daniel was appointed Secretary of State.
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Oral History Interview with Jack Moss, July 19, 1970

Oral History Interview with Jack Moss, July 19, 1970

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Date: July 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with Jack Moss, a businessman, army veteran, and a member of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Moss describes what it was like to be a Japanese prisoner-of-war, which he spent most of the war as. He also discusses certain events, battles, and places that he was involved with, including the fall and capture of Java, the bicycle camp, Batavia and Singapore in 1942, the Changi Prison Camp, the building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, and his time in Kanchanaburi and Bangkok, Thailand.
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Oral History Interview with Walt Parker, February 4, 1970

Oral History Interview with Walt Parker, February 4, 1970

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Date: February 4, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
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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Oral History Interview with Marguerite Lang, May 28, 1969

Oral History Interview with Marguerite Lang, May 28, 1969

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Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Marguerite Lang, a long-time resident of Portland, Texas. In the interview, Miss Lang describes her observations on land speculation, settlement, and development of Portland. She also discusses what it was like growing up and living an agrarian lifestyle in Portland.
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Oral History Interview with Juan Cornejo, February 21, 1969

Oral History Interview with Juan Cornejo, February 21, 1969

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Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert
Description: Interview with Juan Cornejo, who is the former Mayor of Crystal City, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Cornejo gives some background information and describes his early life, education, and work. He describes how he was elected and what his accomplishments were as Mayor. Mr. Cornejo also discusses his thoughts and personal opinions on municipal elections, discrimination, the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations, and charges against Captain A. Y. Allee.
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Oral History Interview with Alla Clary, August 12, 1969

Oral History Interview with Alla Clary, August 12, 1969

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Date: August 12, 1969
Creator: Kamp, H. W.
Description: Interview with Alla Clary, former secretary to Representative Sam Rayburn, from McKinney, Texas. In the interview, Miss Clary discusses her personal experiences and recollections from her many years of service in the office of Congressman Rayburn in Washington D.C.
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Oral History Interview with H. Grady Perry, 1968-1969

Oral History Interview with H. Grady Perry, 1968-1969

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Date: April 8, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred
Description: Interview with former member of the Texas House of Representatives H. Grady Perry, a journalist from Stephenville, Texas. Mr. Perry is also a brother-in-law to former Governor Coke Stevenson. In the interview, Mr. Perry recollects his thoughts and experiences while serving in the Thirty-seventh Legislature. He comments on several different politicians including Senator Joe Bailey and Sam Johnson, and also Governors Pat Neff, James and Miriam Ferguson, and Coke Stevenson. He describes his meeting with William Jennings Bryan and goes into detail about Southwest Texas machine politics.
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Oral History Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 28, 1969

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 28, 1969

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Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, a homemaker and long-time resident of the town of Portland, Texas. In the interview, Mrs. Sparks describes her early life when she first came to Portland with her parents. She also discusses what it was like to live an agrarian lifestyle in the small community. Mrs. Sparks shares her observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around Sinton and Portland throughout the years.
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Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 29, 1969

Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 29, 1969

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Date: May 29, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sparks, husband and wife from Portland, Texas who are in the cotton farming, banking, and insurance industries. In the interview, Mr. and Mrs. Walter both describe their childhood and early years in school and work. They both share their personal observations on land speculation, settlement, and development in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, where they have been residents for many years. They also describe the small town's social life and relations with Hispanics.
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Oral History Interview with William Carrico, March 19, 1984

Oral History Interview with William Carrico, March 19, 1984

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Date: March 19, 1984
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Description: Interview with high school administrator and former member of the North Texas State College football team William Carrico, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Carrico discusses his experiences from when he was on the team during the desegregation of athletics.
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