STROUD, James (b. 1914)

Political Service: Texas House of Representatives
Political Party: Democrat

Oral Histories

Civil service administrator, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Democrat. 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: June 27, 1971

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Civil service administrator, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Democrat. His experiences as an employee in the Dallas regional office of the Home Owners Loan Corporation during the New Deal. Mortgage buying; loan amortization; insurance; home improvements; accounting procedures; politics and patronage; taxes and appraising; foreclosures; loan servicing.
Date of Interview: August 6, 1971

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Civil service administrator, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Second, Third, and Fourth Special Sessions of the Sixty-second Legislature. House speakership races; selection of committee chairmen; House rules changes; Governor Preston Smith’s one-year budget; insurance legislation; comments about Governor Smith.
Date of Interview: November 28, 1972

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