Brooks, Gordon, and Connaly 1975-04-22

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Maurice Brooks, Tom Gordon and J. F. Connaly discuss the life and careers of Harley Sadler, tent show entrepreneur and later a three-term State Senator from the Abilene area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Maurice Brooks

Additional Parties Recorded: Tom Gordon and J. F. Connaly

Date: April 22, 1975

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: Cliff Ashby

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Local political rallies, Cake sales, Senate, Williamson Snider, Harley Sadler, 3 terms in legislature, Harley Sadler, Personality, Image, Family, Deaths, Jerry Sadler, Experiences, Dice, Poker, Generosity, Businesses, Oil, Circus (1936), Campaign, Political rallies, Cake and pie sales, Speeches, Social life in West Texas, Masonic lodge, Church socials, Harley Sadler Show, Tent shows, Texas Hotel, Mr. Heffner, Will, Estate settlement

Tape 1, Side 2: J. F. Connaly, speaker, Harley Sadler, Mr. Connaly, speaker, Politics, Frank Brown, Income, Family, Politics, Abilene, Texas, District city, Campaign for Congress, Opponent

Range Dates: 1936-1975

Bulk Dates: 1936-1975

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