Fore, Mrs Sam Jr 1975-07-15

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Mrs. Fore, Jr. discusses her husband’s newspaper career and political associations, including his friendship with Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Interviewee Name: Mrs. Sam Fore, Jr.

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Date: July 15, 1975

Location: Floresville, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Sam Fore, Jr.'s history given, Became editor of Floresville newspaper in 1910, Sold paper in 1963, Consolidated both town papers into the Floresville Chronicle Journal, Aspiration of becoming a lawyer discussed, Latitia Chenault Fore, Sam, Jr.'s mother, encouraged his interest in politics, Newspaper was successful because he had the confidence of the people, Bought the paper at Robstown in 1920, Editor Roy Smith ran it with him until 1942, Son-in-law now owns it, Babcock press was used for printing during those 50 years, Offset press compared to Babcock press, Mr. Fore supported both Roosevelt and Truman from the outset, Remained friends with and helped many Democratic politicians, Helped Lyndon Johnson when he began his career, Supported Lyndon Johnson in his first Congressional campaign, Did not care to hold public office himself, Association with John Connally discussed, Connally's association with Lyndon Johnson explained, Connally's switch to the Republican Party discussed, Lyndon Johnson was described as loyal to his friends, Mr. Fore's disappointment in John Connally discussed

Tape 1, Side 2: Mr. Fore described as very active and supportive in civic affairs, Attended four national Democratic conventions--the first in 1928, Mrs. Fore's daughter Miriam became queen of the 1932 Democratic Convention, Miriam and husband Carroll Keach now own the Robstown paper, Mr. Fore's retirement describes as very happy, For 12 years was on the board of directors at Texas A&I University, Other areas of public service cited, Activities at career's height, Sam Fore Library discussed, Success assessed, Stay in Blair House during Johnson inauguration as President, Anecdotes about Johnson family told

Range Dates: 1910-1963

Bulk Dates: 1910-1963

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