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Oral History Interview with Allan Shivers, April 12, 1965

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.
Date: April 12, 1965
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B. & Shivers, Allan
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with George Clarence Moffett, 1965-1966

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.
Date: May 3, 1965
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Moffett, George Clarence
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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

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.
Date: June 30, 1965
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Minor, Fred H.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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

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.
Date: February 8, 1966
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Martin Dies, April 23, 1966

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.
Date: April 23, 1966
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Dies, Martin
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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

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.
Date: July 1, 1966
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Kilday, Paul J.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Ghent Sanderford, 1967

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.
Date: May 8, 1967
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Sanderford, Ghent
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Malcolm McGregor, August, 1965

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.
Date: July 30, 1967
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B. & McGregor, Malcolm
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, 1967-1968

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.
Date: August 14, 1967
Creator: Gantt, Fred; Kamp, H. W. & Barnes, Ben
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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

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.
Date: October 10, 1967
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Peach, William Nelson
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Alonzo W. Jamison, July 26, 1967

Description: Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Alonzo W. Jamison, a college professor and farmer-stockman from Denton, Texas. The interview includes Jamison's experiences and personal views on the Sixtieth Legislature and activities on the House Education Committee.
Date: October 31, 1967
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Jamison, Alonzo W.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Weldon Hart, 1966-1967

Description: Interviews with Weldon Hart, a public relations executive and executive director of the Texas Good Roads Association. The interviews includes Hart's experiences as press secretary and appointments secretary to former Governors Beauford Jester, 1947-50, and Allan Shivers, 1950-57; head of the Texas Employment Commission; organization of a Texas political machine; lobbying for the highway construction industries of Texas. The interviews took place on three separate dates: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, and July 3, 1967.
Date: December 18, 1967
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.; Odom, E. Dale & Hart, Weldon
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Homer P. Rainey, August 1967

Description: Interview with Homer P. Rainey, former president of the University of Texas and professor of higher education at the University of Colorado. The interview includes general coverage of Rainey's early career, his problems with the Board of Regents at the University of Texas, 1944-45, and his unsuccessful race for governor of Texas in 1946.
Date: February 5, 1968
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Rainey, Homer P.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Frank Kell Cahoon, October 24, 1967

Description: Interview with former Texas House of Representatives Republican member and independent oil-man and geologist Frank K. Cahoon. The interview includes Cahoon's personal views on salaries for public school teachers, labor legislation, sales tax, liquor registration, appropriation bills, revisions in criminal code, lobby influence, and the future growth for the Republican party in Texas. Cahoon also talks about his thoughts on fellow politicians, his decision to switch career paths from business to politics, and his experiences as the only Republican representative in the Texas House.
Date: February 12, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Cahoon, Frank Kell
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with William J. Lawson, 1968

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.
Date: March 15, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Lawson, William J.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, December 19, 1967

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas House of Representatives member L. DeWitt Hale from Corpus Christi, Texas. The interview includes Hale's personal views on issues such as lobby influences, revenue legislation, changes in House rules, the evolution of House membership, one-year versus two-year budgets, annual legislative sessions, constitutional revisions, and higher education. The interview also includes biographical information about Hale as well as his comments on fellow politicians.
Date: March 25, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Hale, L. DeWitt
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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

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.
Date: April 8, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Perry, H. Grady
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with J. Fagg Foster, August 28, 1967

Description: Interview with J. Fagg Foster, from Blue Ridge, Texas. The interview includes Foster's involvement in the Rainey controversy while he was a graduate assistant at the University of Texas, 1944-45.
Date: April 16, 1968
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Foster, J. Fagg
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Ghent Sanderford, 1967

Description: Interview with Ghent Sanderford, attorney. The interview includes Sanderford's experiences as private secretary to Governor Miriam A. Ferguson, 1925-27 and 1933-35, his relationship with James E. Ferguson, as well as comments about Governors Pat Neff, Dan Moody, James Allred, W. Lee O'Daniel, and Coke Stevenson. The interview also includes his opinions on the Johnson-Stevenson senatorial race of 1948 and the impeachment of James Ferguson.
Date: May 4, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Sanderford, Ghent
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, November 3, 1967

Description: Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, who was an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes the politician's personal experiences and views as a member of the Sixtieth Legislature.
Date: July 8, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Mauzy, Oscar H.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Dan Moody, 1968

Description: Interview with Mrs. Dan Moody, wife of former Texas Governor Dan Moody. The interview includes reminiscences of her husband's political career, the Al Smith campaign of 1928, the Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948, and excerpts from her Mansion Diary.
Date: August 16, 1968
Creator: Gantt, Fred & Moody, Daniel
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Wick Fowler, May 23, 1968

Description: Interview with Wick Fowler, a journalist from Big Sandy, Texas. The interview includes his early career as a reporter, impressions of Martin Dies, Shivers gubernatorial campaign of 1950, as well as his experiences as appointments secretary to Governor Allan Shivers and observations of Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948.
Date: August 31, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & Fowler, Wick
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Mrs. James V. Allred, 1967-1968

Description: Interview with Mrs. James V. Allred, wife of former Governor James V. Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. The interview includes Allred's reminiscences of her husband's political career and her life in the Governor's Mansion.
Date: November 12, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale; Stephens, A. Ray & Allred, James V.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with William Hunter McLean, 1968

Description: Interview with William Hunter McLean, insurance executive, former chair of the Texas State board of Insurance (1963-68), and chairman of the Johnson-Humphrey campaign in Texas. The interview includes McLean's comments on the evolution of the State Board of Insurance, insurance scandals of the mid-1950s, fire and casualty rate-making, automobile insurance and the Johnson-Humphrey campaign in Texas.
Date: November 16, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale & McLean, William Hunter
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program