LEWIS, Gibson (b. 1936)

Political Service: Texas House of Representatives
Political Party: Democrat

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Member of the Texas House of Representatives from Fort Worth, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-sixth Texas Legislature. Biographical information; personal political philosophy; comments about Speaker Bill Clayton; work as chairman of the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee; pari-mutuel betting; local bills; urban annexation; comments about Governors Preston Smith, Dolph Briscoe, and William Clements; interest rates; consumer legislation; tax relief; Peveto Bill.
Date of Interview: August 29, 1979

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-seventh Legislature. Elections of 1980; his quest for the House speakership; initiative-referendum; interest rates; tax relief; state water plan; redistricting; law-and-order issues; property tax legislation.
Date of Interview: February 12, 1982

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