MAUZY, Oscar (b. 1926)

Profession: Attorney
Political Service: Texas Senate
Political Party: Democrat

Oral Histories

Attorney, member of the Texas Senate from Dallas, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixtieth Legislature.
Date of Interview: November 3, 1967

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Special Session of the Sixtieth Legislature.
Date of Interview: July 25, 1968

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature.
Date of Interview: June 25, 1969

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Special Sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature.
Date of Interview: December 1, 1969

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-second Legislature. Revenue bills; corporate profits tax; Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, legislative ethics; appropriations; redistricting; personal legislation.
Date of Interview: June 23, 1971

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Legislature. Freshmen senators; comments about Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby; committee appointments; reform legislation; Comparative Negligence Bill; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date of Interview: July 12, 1973

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Texas Legislature. Comments about Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby; public school financing; comments about Comptroller Bob Bullock; public utilities legislation; College Coordinating Bill; constitutional revision; personal legislation; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date of Interview: July 17, 1975

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Second Special Session of the Sixty-fifth Legislature. Influence of Proposition 13 in California; ad valorem taxation; roles of Speaker Bill Clayton, Janey and Governor Dolph Briscoe in call for a special session; election year politics; Senate caucus; repeal of sales tax on residential utility bills; increase in inheritance tax exemptions; taxation of agricultural and timber land; homestead exemptions for the elderly; Peveto Bill.
Date of Interview: October 23, 1978

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. Comments about Governor William Clements; appropriations; teacher salaries; public school financing; consumer legislation; presidential primary bill; “Killer Bees.”
Date of Interview: August 2, 1979

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-seventh Legislature. Elections of 1980; initiative-referendum; abortion issue; law-and-order legislation; redistricting; state water plan; comments about Ross Perot, Governor William Clements, Lieutenant Governor William Hobby, and Attorney General Mark White.
Date of Interview: February 19, 1982

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His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-eighth Legislature. Comments about Lieutenant Governor William hobby and Governor Mark White; midnight appointments; teacher pay raise; taxation and appropriations; Jurisprudence Committee.
Date of Interview: March 9, 1984

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