EARTHMAN, Jim (b. 1935)

Profession: Mortician
Political Service: Texas House of Representatives
Political Party: Republican

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Mortician, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Houston, Republican. 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: August 17, 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 8, 1972

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