AGNICH, Fred (b. 1913)

Profession: Businessman
Political Party: Republican

Oral Histories

Businessman, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Republican. General views concerning problems in Texas state government. Two-party politics; annual legislative sessions; legislative pay; ethics legislation; single-member districts; constitutional revision; “Dirty Thirty”; insurance legislation.
Date of Interview: January 6, 1972

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Legislature. Freshman representatives; influence of Common Cause; reform legislation; appropriations; environmental legislation; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date of Interview: August 17, 1973

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His experiences and personal views while serving as a member of the Texas Constitutional Convention, 1974. Need for constitutional revision; Constitutional Revision Commission; Price Daniel, Jr., as chair of the Constitutional Convention; Finance Committee; Right-to-Work provision; failure of Constitutional Convention.
Date of Interview: December 16, 1974

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. House speakership race; appropriations; committee appointments; strip mining bill; public school financing; public utilities legislation; constitutional revision; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date of Interview: August 11, 1975

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. Budget surplus; highway appropriations; public school financing; Peveto bill; personal legislation.
Date of Interview: September 9, 1977

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His views concerning the development of water resources in Texas.
Date of Interview: November 14, 1977

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. Relationship with Governor William Clements; appropriations; tax relief; Peveto bill; consumer legislation; “Killer Bees”; split primary.
Date of Interview: November 30, 1979

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-seventh Legislature. Elections of 1980; initiative-referendum; interest rates; tax relief; state water plan; property tax legislation; law-and-order issues; comments about Governor William Clements; redistricting; Speaker Bill Clayton and Brilab; fish and game laws.
Date of Interview: January 20, 1982

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-eighth Legislature. Speaker Gib Lewis and financial disclosure; appointment as chair of the Environmental Affairs Committee; appropriations and taxes; comments about Governor Mark White; teachers pay; personal legislation.
Date of Interview: November 22, 1983

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