Snell, Robert B 1998-07-17

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R. B. Snell discusses his life up until beginning his legal practice. He also discusses the pros and cons to practicing law

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Robert B. Snell

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July, 17, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 2 hours 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: R. B. Snell, Born: Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma (1920), Moved to Lubbock County, Texas (1925), Father, a cotton merchant, Boll weevil, Died in 1933, Interest in airplanes, World War II, Joined the U. S. Army Air Corps (1941), Education, Pelaria Pratt, Family, Etha McClane (stepmother), Siblings, Interest in politics, Senator Tom Connally, Worked for Senator Holbert Nelson during the 1939 Texas legislative session.

Tape 1, Side 2: R. B. Snell (continued), Interest in politics (again), Bill McGraw, Lamesa, Texas, R. B. Snell (again), Jobs, Williams family, Owned a hotel, Hitch-hiking, Jobs (again), Louis B. Reed, University of Texas (Austin), $100 loan from the Lamesa Rotary Club, Texas Script, Senator Holbert Nelson (again).

Tape 2, Side 1: Senator Holbert Nelson (continued), Opinions, Price Daniel, Opinions, Political parties in West Texas, Religion, First Baptist Church, Parents’ religion, Beliefs, Political parties (again), Franklin D. Roosevelt, Opinions, Tom Connally (again), George H. Mahon, Opinions, Williams family (again), University of Southern California.

Tape 2, Side 2: University of Southern California (continued), U. S. Army Air Corps (again), Stations, Grace Snell, Children, San Antonio, Texas, Air base, (Discussing books), Bombardier school, San Angelo, Texas, Married, November 21, 1942.

Tape 3, Side 1: R. B. Snell (again), Graduated from law school in 1949, Discharged from the service in 1945, Taught school at Lamesa High School, Carl Roundtree, Law practice, Partners, General law practice, Real estate law, Time.

Tape 3, Side 2: Family, Law practice (again), Opinions, Legal fees, (Ends after 5 minutes).

Range Dates: 1920-1998

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1940s

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