Tate, Sammy 1973-04-04

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Sammy Tate, employed as a child in the Tech Theater in the 1930s by Preston Smith, discusses his longtime acquaintance with the former governor who has continued to trade with Tate’s service station on 19th Street in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sammy Tate

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 04, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Roy Sylvan Dunn

Length: 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Dunn explains the oral history project on Preston Smith, Tate worked as a child for Smith at his theater (1934-38), Smith still trades with Tate (service station), Smith’s energy and vitality noted, Tate was away in service when Smith entered politics, Growth of Lubbock mentioned, Disappointed in lack of Lubbock people’s support, Charlie Guy, a good friend, supported last campaign, Sports interests of Smith discussed, Outstanding characteristic said to be his ability to get along with people, Suggests seeing J. W. McCullough of Lubbock, Always liked young people, helped Tech students.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1934-1973

Bulk Dates: 1934-1973

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