Oral history interview with L. DeWitt Hale, 1967 December 19.


Hale, L. DeWitt, 1917-. Oral history interview with L. DeWitt Hale, 1967 December 19.

Oral history interview with L. DeWitt Hale, 1967 December 19.

Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, an attorney and a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Corpus Christi (1939-1940; 1953-1962; 1964-1967). Hale gives biographical information and talks about his decision to enter politics, the influence of lobbyists, revenue legislation, changes in the House rules, the evolution of House membership, and he comments on Governor John Connally, Lieutenant Governor Preston Smith, and Speaker Ben Barnes. He also comments on former governors Allen Shivers and Price Daniels, the one-year versus two-year budget, his position on annual legislative sessions, constitutional revision, and higher education.

106 leaves ; 29 cm.

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