KASTER, James (b. 1933)

Profession: Banker
Political Service: Texas House of Representatives
Political Party: Democrat

Oral Histories

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 12, 1971

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Texas Legislature. Freshmen legislators; reform legislation; appropriations; personal legislation; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date of Interview: June 15, 1973

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Banker, travel agent, pilot, member of the Texas House of Representatives from El Paso, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Texas Legislature. Comments about Speaker Bill Clayton; House speakership race; committee assignments; constitutional revision; public school financing; public utilities legislation; personal legislation; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date of Interview: June 23, 1975

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His experiences and personal views as the governor’s legislative liaison during the Sixty-seventh Texas Legislature. His appointment as legislative liaison; comments about Governor William Clements; legislative strategy; law-and-order legislation; initiative-referendum; curriculum revision bill; redistricting; state water plan; comments about Speaker Bill Clayton and Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby.
Date of Interview: February 25, 1982

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