SHIVERS, Allan (b. 1907)

Political Service: State Senator, Lieutenant Governor, Governor

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Former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. Career in the Texas Senate, 1934-45; liquor control issue; pari-mutuel betting; lobbyists; oil politics; labor relations; comments about Governors James Allred and W. Lee O’Daniel; race for lieutenant governor, 1946; views on the operation of state government; education; Truman presidential race of 1948; tidelands oil; death of Governor Jester in 1949 and succession to governorship; gubernatorial election, 1950; Stevenson-Eisenhower campaign, 1952.
Date of Interview: April 12, 1965, October 2, 1965, April 8, 1966

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Former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. Career in the Texas Senate, 1934-45; liquor control issue; pari-mutuel betting; lobbyists; oil politics; labor relations; comments about Governors James Allred and W. Lee O’Daniel; race for lieutenant governor, 1946; views on the operation of state government; education; Truman presidential race of 1948; tidelands oil; death of Governor Jester in 1949 and succession to governorship; gubernatorial election, 1950; Stevenson-Eisenhower campaign, 1952.
Date of Interview: April 12, 1965, October 2, 1965, April 8, 1966

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Former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. Career in the Texas Senate, 1934-45; liquor control issue; pari-mutuel betting; lobbyists; oil politics; labor relations; comments about Governors James Allred and W. Lee O’Daniel; race for lieutenant governor, 1946; views on the operation of state government; education; Truman presidential race of 1948; tidelands oil; death of Governor Jester in 1949 and succession to governorship; gubernatorial election, 1950; Stevenson-Eisenhower campaign, 1952.
Date of Interview: April 12, 1965, October 2, 1965, April 8, 1966

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Former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. Observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson; Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948; Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952; Johnson presidential race of 1960; Texas Democratic politics, 1952-56; Fifty-third State Legislature; governor’s role in state party organization; state Democratic Convention of 1951; gubernatorial election of 1954; veterans land board controversy, 1954-55; insurance scandals of the mid-1950s; lame-duck governor.
Date of Interview: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, October 2, 1967, December 18, 1967, April 18, 1968, August 13, 1968

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Former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. Observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson; Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948; Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952; Johnson presidential race of 1960; Texas Democratic politics, 1952-56; Fifty-third State Legislature; governor’s role in state party organization; state Democratic Convention of 1951; gubernatorial election of 1954; veterans land board controversy, 1954-55; insurance scandals of the mid-1950s; lame-duck governor.
Date of Interview: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, October 2, 1967, December 18, 1967, April 18, 1968, August 13, 1968

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Former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. Observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson; Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948; Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952; Johnson presidential race of 1960; Texas Democratic politics, 1952-56; Fifty-third State Legislature; governor’s role in state party organization; state Democratic Convention of 1951; gubernatorial election of 1954; veterans land board controversy, 1954-55; insurance scandals of the mid-1950s; lame-duck governor.
Date of Interview: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, October 2, 1967, December 18, 1967, April 18, 1968, August 13, 1968

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Former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. Observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson; Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948; Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952; Johnson presidential race of 1960; Texas Democratic politics, 1952-56; Fifty-third State Legislature; governor’s role in state party organization; state Democratic Convention of 1951; gubernatorial election of 1954; veterans land board controversy, 1954-55; insurance scandals of the mid-1950s; lame-duck governor.
Date of Interview: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, October 2, 1967, December 18, 1967, April 18, 1968, August 13, 1968

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Former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. Observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson; Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948; Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952; Johnson presidential race of 1960; Texas Democratic politics, 1952-56; Fifty-third State Legislature; governor’s role in state party organization; state Democratic Convention of 1951; gubernatorial election of 1954; veterans land board controversy, 1954-55; insurance scandals of the mid-1950s; lame-duck governor.
Date of Interview: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, October 2, 1967, December 18, 1967, April 18, 1968, August 13, 1968

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Former state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1950-57. Observations on political career of Lyndon Johnson; Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948; Stevenson-Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952; Johnson presidential race of 1960; Texas Democratic politics, 1952-56; Fifty-third State Legislature; governor’s role in state party organization; state Democratic Convention of 1951; gubernatorial election of 1954; veterans land board controversy, 1954-55; insurance scandals of the mid-1950s; lame-duck governor.
Date of Interview: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, October 2, 1967, December 18, 1967, April 18, 1968, August 13, 1968

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