BLANTON, Jack (b. 1921)

Profession: Businessman
Political Party: Democrat

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Businessman, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Carrollton, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature. Personal political philosophy; one-year versus two-year budget; Caveness Plan; social legislation; establishment of University of Texas at Dallas; creation of new four-year colleges; college campus unrest; revenue legislation; beer and liquor lobby; comments about Governor Preston Smith; personal legislation.
Date of Interview: June 30, 1970

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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.
Date of Interview: June 29, 1971

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Second, Third, and Fourth Special Sessions of the Sixty-second Legislature. House speakership race; House rules reform; appropriations bill; insurance legislation; comments about Governor Preston Smith.
Date of Interview: December 6, 1972

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