GILMER, Claude (b. 1901)

Profession: Attorney
Political Service: Texas House of Representatives

Oral Histories

Attorney, former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, 1946-47. His first legislative campaign; “Immortal 56” and the Transactions Tax; Governor W. Lee O’Daniel and his relationship with the House; life as a freshman representative; highway legislation and the Bond Assumption Act; his race for the House Speakership; views on Governor Coke Stevenson; Speaker of the House and committee assignments; Gilmer-Aiken Act and public education.
Date of Interview: April 6, 1968

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