Yarborough, Ralph 1978-03-01

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Former U. S. Senator Ralph Yarborough discusses events, personalities and political maneuvering concerning legislation effecting the Texas tidelands, along with the elections of 1944, 1948, 1952 and 1956.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ralph Yarborough

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 01, 1978

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Lindsey Escoe Pack

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Texas boundaries, Extension of, James V. Allred, Gulf of Mexico-Continental Shelf, Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Oil interests, Sam Rayburn’s compromise, Alvin Works, Lyndon B. Johnson, Opposition, Price Daniel, Bascom Giles, Election of 1952, Sam Rayburn, Allan Shivers (again), Price Daniel (again), Olan Corberson, Lyndon Johnson (again), Bill Kitwell, D. B. Hardman, Oil companies, Special Interests, Election of 1944, Responsibility for failure, Anti-Democrat forces, Harry Truman’s veto of Quit-claim bill (1948), Effect on Democratic Party, Election of 1952, Tidelands issue, Adlai Stevenson, Republican views on New Deal, Eisenhower’s popularity among veterans, Douglas MacArthur, Maury Maverick, Allan Shivers (again), Drought of 1950-52.

Tape 1, Side 2: Rayburn’s compromise and labor, Coke Stevenson and tidelands, Election of 1952 (again), Allan Shivers (again), Lyndon B. Johnson (again), Sam Rayburn (again), Tidelands and Stevenson (again), Truman Administration, Success of Republicans, ‘normilty’, John White, Sam Rayburn (again), John Lyles, Lloyd Bentson, Republicans lost opportunity, Richard Nixon, Influence of money, Submerged Land Act, Texas boundaries (again), Election of 1954, Allan Shivers, Tidelands, Corruption, Gillis Johnson, Veterans Land Board, John Van Cronkite, Insurance, Drought.

Tape 2, Side 1: Tidelands, Oil companies, Rayburn’s compromise (again), Texas lore, Thomas Jefferson and Louisiana Purchase, Election of 1954 (again), Price Daniel (again), Election of 1956, Allan Shivers, Truman’s veto of Quit-claim law, State press and election of 1952, Election of 1954 (again), Allan Shivers (again).

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1944-1956

Bulk Dates: 1954-1956

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