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Oral History Interview with David Allred, August 9, 1967

Description: Interview with former Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representatives David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. The interview includes Allred's experiences while serving in the Sixtieth Legislature as well as his personal views on the influence of lobbyists, rules of the House, power of committee chairs, defeat of pari-mutuel betting bill, the value of the Texas Legislative Council, and annual legislative sessions. The interview also contains Allred's thoughts on fellow politicians and information about his father, Governor James V. Allred.
Date: November 20, 1968
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Kamp, H. W. & Allred, David

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.