CAHOON, Frank K. (b. 1934)
Geologist, independent oilman, former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Midland, Republican. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixtieth Texas Legislature. Business career; decision to enter politics; experiences as the lone Republican in the House; personal political philosophy; comments about the relationship among Governor John Connally, Lieutenant Governor Preston Smith, and Speaker of the House Ben Barnes; salaries for public schoolteachers; views on sales tax; liquor legislation; appropriations bills; revisions in criminal code; labor legislation; lobby influence; building the Republican party in Texas.
Date of Interview: October 24, 1967