Ronald E. Marcello

OH 0150

Civil service administrator, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Second, Third, and Fourth Special Sessions of the Sixty-second Legislature. House speakership races; selection of committee chairmen; House rules changes; Governor Preston Smith’s one-year budget; insurance legislation; comments about Governor Smith.

OH 0090

Civil service administrator, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Democrat. His experiences as an employee in the Dallas regional office of the Home Owners Loan Corporation during the New Deal. Mortgage buying; loan amortization; insurance; home improvements; accounting procedures; politics and patronage; taxes and appraising; foreclosures; loan servicing.

OH 0087

Civil service administrator, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty-second Legislature. Revenue bills; corporate profits tax; Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal; legislative ethics; “Dirty Thirty”; appropriations; redistricting; personal legislation.

OH 1124

His experiences with Base Communications on Ford Island during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

OH 0417

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Allen during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

OH 0210

His experiences with VP-24 at Ford Island Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

OH 0231

Jewish chaplain. His experiences at the Pearl Harbor Navy Base during the Japanese attack there on December 7, 1941.

OH 0148

Journalist. His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Pre-war embassy duty in North China; surrender and imprisonment at Wusong Prison Camp, Shanghai, 1941-42; Kiangwang Prison Camp, 1942-45; Pusan, Korea, 1945; coal mining at Hakodate, Hokkaido, 1945; liberation.

OH 0757

His experiences while aboard the destroyer repair ship USS Whitney during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

OH 0498

Member of the "Lost Battalion." His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944; Nakhom Pathon, Thailand, 1944-45; liberation.