HUGHES, Sarah T. (b. 1896)

Political Service: Texas House of Representatives; District Judge
Political Party: Democrat

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Former state legislator, state district judge, federal district judge. Her experiences and views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives; appointment as state district judge by Governor James Allred; unsuccessful congressional campaign, 1956; nomination for the Vice-Presidency, 1952; Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaign, 1956; women’s activities; Kennedy-Johnson campaign, 1960; appointment as federal district judge, 1961; Kennedy assassination.
Date of Interview: January 15, 1969 to February 7, 1969, February 28, 1969 to March 21, 1969, April 11, 1969 to May 16, 1969, May 27, 2969

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Former state legislator, state district judge, federal district judge. Her experiences and views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives; appointment as state district judge by Governor James Allred; unsuccessful congressional campaign, 1956; nomination for the Vice-Presidency, 1952; Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaign, 1956; women’s activities; Kennedy-Johnson campaign, 1960; appointment as federal district judge, 1961; Kennedy assassination.
Date of Interview: January 15, 1969 to February 7, 1969, February 28, 1969 to March 21, 1969, April 11, 1969 to May 16, 1969, May 27, 2969

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Former state legislator, state district judge, federal district judge. Her experiences and views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives; appointment as state district judge by Governor James Allred; unsuccessful congressional campaign, 1956; nomination for the Vice-Presidency, 1952; Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaign, 1956; women’s activities; Kennedy-Johnson campaign, 1960; appointment as federal district judge, 1961; Kennedy assassination.
Date of Interview: January 15, 1969 to February 7, 1969, February 28, 1969 to March 21, 1969, April 11, 1969 to May 16, 1969, May 27, 2969

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Former state legislator, state district judge, federal district judge. Her experiences and views as a member of the Texas House of Representatives; appointment as state district judge by Governor James Allred; unsuccessful congressional campaign, 1956; nomination for the Vice-Presidency, 1952; Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaign, 1956; women’s activities; Kennedy-Johnson campaign, 1960; appointment as federal district judge, 1961; Kennedy assassination.
Date of Interview: January 15, 1969 to February 7, 1969, February 28, 1969 to March 21, 1969, April 11, 1969 to May 16, 1969, May 27, 2969

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Her experiences and personal views concerning the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, the Dallas County Jail, the constitutionality of abortion, and the desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District.
Date of Interview: August 23, 1979

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