Junell, Frank 1973-10-23
Frank Junell, director of San Angelo’s Central National Bank and Texas Tech regent, discusses his impressions of former Governor Preston Smith, his career and personal habits.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Frank Junell
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: October 23, 1973
Location: San Angelo, Texas
Interviewer: Fred Carpenter
Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Description of helping with Smith’s political campaign,
Lieutenant governor’s campaign noted,
Smith’s fear of public speaking cited,
Smith’s use of the telephone recalled,
Evaluation of Smith’s administration,
Smith’s contributions to Texas Tech,
Smith’s concern with public appearances,
Smith’s family background, early business interests discussed,
Personal habits, behavior recalled.
Tape 1, Side 2: Work with campaigns repeated,
Governor’s aides discussed,
Anecdote concerning attitude toward La Grange prostitution,
Smith’s role as representative of West Texas’ interests,
Appointment of medical doctor to Texas Tech board and other board members noted,
Expansion in executive branch justified,
Smith’s attitude toward staff recruitment expressed,
Discussion of Sharpstown scandal, press relations.
Tape 2, Side 1: Smith’s decision to run for governor
Campaign staff recalled
Personal habits, behavior noted.
Tape 2, Side 2: Blank
Range Dates: 1962-1973
Bulk Dates: 1962-1973
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