STEVENSON, Coke R. (b. 1888)

Political Service: Texas House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor, Governor

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Former member of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1941-46. Forty-first Legislature; prison reform; administration of Governor Ross Sterling; views on the role of the Speaker of the House in the legislative process; impressions of Governor Miriam Ferguson; Forty-second Legislature; election as Speaker of the House; Texas social legislation and the New Deal; comments about Governor James Allred; election as lieutenant governor in 1938; O’Daniel gubernatorial campaign of 1938; highway financing; views on the governor’s role in the legislative process; election as governor, 1942; press relationships; wartime governor; presidential election of 1944; the white primary and the Smith v. Allwright Case; comments about Franklin Roosevelt; Forty-ninth Legislature; Rainey controversy; views on the office of governor; personal life and family background; meeting with William Jennings Bryan.
Date of Interview: March 11, 1967, March 12, 1967, May 13, 1967, May 14, 1967, August 2, 1967, May 10, 1969, May 11, 1969

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Former member of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1941-46. Forty-first Legislature; prison reform; administration of Governor Ross Sterling; views on the role of the Speaker of the House in the legislative process; impressions of Governor Miriam Ferguson; Forty-second Legislature; election as Speaker of the House; Texas social legislation and the New Deal; comments about Governor James Allred; election as lieutenant governor in 1938; O’Daniel gubernatorial campaign of 1938; highway financing; views on the governor’s role in the legislative process; election as governor, 1942; press relationships; wartime governor; presidential election of 1944; the white primary and the Smith v. Allwright Case; comments about Franklin Roosevelt; Forty-ninth Legislature; Rainey controversy; views on the office of governor; personal life and family background; meeting with William Jennings Bryan.
Date of Interview: March 11, 1967, March 12, 1967, May 13, 1967, May 14, 1967, August 2, 1967, May 10, 1969, May 11, 1969

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Former member of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1941-46. Forty-first Legislature; prison reform; administration of Governor Ross Sterling; views on the role of the Speaker of the House in the legislative process; impressions of Governor Miriam Ferguson; Forty-second Legislature; election as Speaker of the House; Texas social legislation and the New Deal; comments about Governor James Allred; election as lieutenant governor in 1938; O’Daniel gubernatorial campaign of 1938; highway financing; views on the governor’s role in the legislative process; election as governor, 1942; press relationships; wartime governor; presidential election of 1944; the white primary and the Smith v. Allwright Case; comments about Franklin Roosevelt; Forty-ninth Legislature; Rainey controversy; views on the office of governor; personal life and family background; meeting with William Jennings Bryan.
Date of Interview: March 11, 1967, March 12, 1967, May 13, 1967, May 14, 1967, August 2, 1967, May 10, 1969, May 11, 1969

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Former member of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1941-46. Forty-first Legislature; prison reform; administration of Governor Ross Sterling; views on the role of the Speaker of the House in the legislative process; impressions of Governor Miriam Ferguson; Forty-second Legislature; election as Speaker of the House; Texas social legislation and the New Deal; comments about Governor James Allred; election as lieutenant governor in 1938; O’Daniel gubernatorial campaign of 1938; highway financing; views on the governor’s role in the legislative process; election as governor, 1942; press relationships; wartime governor; presidential election of 1944; the white primary and the Smith v. Allwright Case; comments about Franklin Roosevelt; Forty-ninth Legislature; Rainey controversy; views on the office of governor; personal life and family background; meeting with William Jennings Bryan.
Date of Interview: March 11, 1967, March 12, 1967, May 13, 1967, May 14, 1967, August 2, 1967, May 10, 1969, May 11, 1969

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Former member of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1941-46. Forty-first Legislature; prison reform; administration of Governor Ross Sterling; views on the role of the Speaker of the House in the legislative process; impressions of Governor Miriam Ferguson; Forty-second Legislature; election as Speaker of the House; Texas social legislation and the New Deal; comments about Governor James Allred; election as lieutenant governor in 1938; O’Daniel gubernatorial campaign of 1938; highway financing; views on the governor’s role in the legislative process; election as governor, 1942; press relationships; wartime governor; presidential election of 1944; the white primary and the Smith v. Allwright Case; comments about Franklin Roosevelt; Forty-ninth Legislature; Rainey controversy; views on the office of governor; personal life and family background; meeting with William Jennings Bryan.
Date of Interview: March 11, 1967, March 12, 1967, May 13, 1967, May 14, 1967, August 2, 1967, May 10, 1969, May 11, 1969

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Former member of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1941-46. Forty-first Legislature; prison reform; administration of Governor Ross Sterling; views on the role of the Speaker of the House in the legislative process; impressions of Governor Miriam Ferguson; Forty-second Legislature; election as Speaker of the House; Texas social legislation and the New Deal; comments about Governor James Allred; election as lieutenant governor in 1938; O’Daniel gubernatorial campaign of 1938; highway financing; views on the governor’s role in the legislative process; election as governor, 1942; press relationships; wartime governor; presidential election of 1944; the white primary and the Smith v. Allwright Case; comments about Franklin Roosevelt; Forty-ninth Legislature; Rainey controversy; views on the office of governor; personal life and family background; meeting with William Jennings Bryan.
Date of Interview: March 11, 1967, March 12, 1967, May 13, 1967, May 14, 1967, August 2, 1967, May 10, 1969, May 11, 1969

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Former member of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, lieutenant governor, and governor of Texas, 1941-46. Forty-first Legislature; prison reform; administration of Governor Ross Sterling; views on the role of the Speaker of the House in the legislative process; impressions of Governor Miriam Ferguson; Forty-second Legislature; election as Speaker of the House; Texas social legislation and the New Deal; comments about Governor James Allred; election as lieutenant governor in 1938; O’Daniel gubernatorial campaign of 1938; highway financing; views on the governor’s role in the legislative process; election as governor, 1942; press relationships; wartime governor; presidential election of 1944; the white primary and the Smith v. Allwright Case; comments about Franklin Roosevelt; Forty-ninth Legislature; Rainey controversy; views on the office of governor; personal life and family background; meeting with William Jennings Bryan.
Date of Interview: March 11, 1967, March 12, 1967, May 13, 1967, May 14, 1967, August 2, 1967, May 10, 1969, May 11, 1969

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