Carr, Waggoner

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Attorney, politician. Born in 1918 in Fairlee, Hunt County, Texas, Carr was awarded his B.A. by Texas Technological College (1940) and L.L.B. by the University of Texas Law School (1947). Served as Assistant District Attorney in Lubbock, Texas (1948), Lubbock County Attorney (1949-1951), member of Texas Legislature (1957-1961), Speaker of the House (1957-1959), and Attorney General of Texas (1963-1967). Led in the formation of the Texas Youth Council, the recodification of Texas Juvenile Laws, and the Attorney General's Youth Conference. Returned to private practice in 1968.

From the description of Papers, 1945-1985, 1950-1975. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 24015845

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creatorOf Carr, Waggoner. Waggoner Carr : commercials , 1966. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Campos, Marc,. Oral history interview with Marc Campos, 1996 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
creatorOf Carr, Waggoner, 1918-. Papers, 1945-1985, 1950-1975. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Texas Speakers Oral History Project. Texas Speakers Oral History Collection, 1992, 2004-2006. University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Texas Crime Investigating Committee. Records, 1950-1953. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn McFarlane, William Doddridge, 1894-1980. McFarlane, William Doddridge, papers, 1919-1981. University of Texas Libraries
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associatedWith Briscoe, Dolph. person
associatedWith Campos, Marc, person
associatedWith Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993. person
associatedWith Durante, Jimmy, 1893-1980. person
associatedWith Eggers, Paul. person
associatedWith Hill, John L., 1923-2007. person
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
associatedWith Locke, Eugene. person
associatedWith Mahon, George Herman, 1900-1985. person
associatedWith McFarlane, William Doddridge, 1894-1980. person
associatedWith McLendon, Gordon. person
associatedWith Moyers, Bill D. person
associatedWith Oswald, Lee Harvey. person
associatedWith Ruby, Jack. person
associatedWith Smith, Preston. person
associatedWith Texas Crime Investigating Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Texas. Crime Investigating Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Texas Speakers Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Texas Youth Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Tippitt J. D. person
associatedWith Tower, John. person
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Wright, Jim, 1922- person
associatedWith Yarborough, Don. person
associatedWith Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Advertising, political
Attorneys general
Political campaigns
Juvenile delinquency
Juvenile justice, Administration of
Organized crime investigation
Television advertising


Birth 1918



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