HALL, Ralph (b. 1923)
Attorney, former county judge, businessman, member of the Texas Senate from Rockwall, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixtieth Legislature.
Date of Interview: January 4, 1968
His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Legislatures. One-year versus two-year budget; tax legislation; University of Texas at Dallas; teacher pay raise; anti-riot legislation; state sales tax; “grocery tax”; destination tax; comments about Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes; deficit financing; corporate profits tax; Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal; ethics legislation; redistricting; his campaign for the office of lieutenant governor; comments about Governor Preston Smith.
Date of Interview: January 17, 1970 to July 2, 1971