Hardeman, Doresey B 1973-05-31

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Dorsey Hardeman, former state senator from San Angelo, recalls his service in the Texas Legislature and his relationship with Governor Preston Smith.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dorsey B. Hardeman

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Date: May 31, 1973

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Offers autobiographical material, Moved to San Angelo from Tennessee (1932), Recalls Preston Smith as a state senator lieutenant governor and governor, Now is Executive Director of the Texas Water Rights Commission, Typifies political conservatism of himself and Smith, Lists Smith’s accomplishments in financial welfare and education matters, Mentions revision of Code of Criminal Procedure which generated opposition, Recalls State Senate procedures to cut a filibuster, Mentions Barbara Jordan in a long anecdote, Remembers the bill aiding Lyndon Johnson (1959).

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues with discussion of bill changing date of primary, Talks about Lt. Governor Ben Ramsey, Discusses his record as chairman of Local and Uncontested Calendar Committee, Discusses budget making by the Legislature praising the Legislative Budget Board, Gives pungent opinion of Department of Planning Coordination and Office, of Information Service, Opposes revenue sharing, Offers his theory of government opposing welfare Became mayor of San Angelo (1938), Recalls his courtship and marriage to Geneva Moore (1940).

Range Dates: 1932-1973

Bulk Dates: 1932-1973

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