Jones, Garth 1974-01-11

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Garth Jones, an Associated Press reporter, discusses Governor Preston Smith’s political career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Garth Jones

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 11, 1974

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives career background, Been with Associated Press since 1956, Newspaper experiences cited, Preston Smith’s years as senator remembered, Recalls 1962 campaign, Smith’s relations with press described, Discusses Sharpstown scandal, Changes in administration noted, Comments further on Sharpstown, Anecdotes about Smith told, Lists some of Smith’s aides in government, Characterizes Smith’s success, Smith administration summarized.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1956-1973

Bulk Dates: 1956-1973

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