OH 0013 | Oral History

OH 0013

HALE, L. Dewitt (b. 1917)

Profession: Attorney
Political Service: Texas House of Representatives
Political Party: Democrat
Attorney, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Corpus Christi, Democrat. His experiences from his career as a member of the Texas Legislature (1939-40; 1953-62; 1964-67). Biographical information and decision to enter politics; influence of lobbyists; revenue legislation; changes in House rules; evolution of House membership; comments about Governor John Connally, Lieutenant Governor Preston Smith, and Speaker Ben Barnes; comments about former governors Allen Shivers and Price Daniels; one-year versus two-year budget; position on annual legislative sessions; constitutional revision; higher education.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 106 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) E. Dale Odom
Date of Interview December 19, 1967

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