Corbin, Kilmer 1973-05-22

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Kilmer Corbin, former state senator from West Texas and father of actor Barry Corbin, reminisces about his political career and comments on Preston Smith.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Kilmer Corbin

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Date: May 22, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Corbin reviews his background, Became County Judge of Dawson County in 1942, Campaigned for State Senator in 1948, 1952, 1956, Evaluates Preston Smith, giving some background and examples, Mentions Gilmer-Aiken education bills, Senatorial campaign of 1952, Suggests relationship between smith and Charles Guy, Discusses the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Explains his liberal philosophy as opposed to Smith's Senatorial campaign of 1956, Campaign tactics described

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues discussion of 1956 campaign, Carroll Cobb also ran, Lost 1956 election to Cobb and Smith, Reaction to Smith's political career, Recalls his years as Dawson County judge in 1940s, Remembers Lamesa's glider school during World War II, Judge Robert Bean and Clent Breedlove mentioned

Range Dates: 1940-1973

Bulk Dates: 1940-1956

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