Sadler, Jerry 1981-11-13

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Jerry Sadler, former Texas Railroad Commissioner, discusses his political career and his cousin Harley Sadler, one-time tent show owner and performer.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jerry Sadler

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 13, 1981

Location: Elkhart, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Photograph of Harley and Jerry Sadler, Kermit, Texas, Campaign tours for Jerry Sadler, Five to eight towns per day, Traveled with Sadler Show, Campaign tactics, String band, Radio, Texas Quality Network, Speeches, Reactions, Runoff campaign, Jerry Sadler, Attempts to kill, Kingsville, Texas, Carthage, Texas, Post-election, Political payoffs, Denton, Texas, Fighting, Threats, First Railroad Commissioner, Support, Influence of Harley Sadler, Texas politics, World history.

Tape 1, Side 2: Harley Sadler, Generosity, Politics, Jerry Sadler (again), Death (1954), Funeral, Influence on Jerry Sadler, Acting skills, Support of churches.

Range Dates: 1930s-1954

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1954

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