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Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 29, 1971

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.
Date: July 29, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Allred, David
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Walt Parker, July 29, 1971

Description: Interview with Rep. Walt Parker, Texas state legislator from Denton, Texas. Parker discusses his experiences during the first called special session of the 62nd Texas State Legislature in early 1971, including his response to Governor Smith's deficit spending plan, lobbying, taxation, the so-called "Dirty Thirty," and redistricting.
Date: July 29, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Parker, Walter E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Jack Blanton, June 29, 1971

Description: Interview with Jack Blanton, a Democratic Texas state legislator from Carrollton, Texas. Blanton recounts his experiences during the first session of 62nd Texas State Legislature in 1971, including his response to Governor Smith's deficit funding plan, state finance, education reform, taxation, his role on the Appropriations Committee, manipulation of stocks and insurance, the so-called "Dirty Thirty," ethics legislation, and redistricting.
Date: June 29, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Blanton, C. F. (Jack)
Partner: UNT Oral History Program