Templeton, R L 1968-06-04
R. L. Templeton, former county judge and prosecutor for Collingsworth County, discusses his life and legislative career.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: R.L. Templeton
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: June 04, 1968
Location: Wellington, Texas
Interviewer: Don Green
Length: 50 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical information given,
Served in Texas Legislature (1947),
Joined Army Air Corps in 1941, dropping out of the University of Texas,
Relates wartime experiences,
Begins description of legislative career.
Tape 1, Side 2: Relates story of penal legislation and his personal investigation,
Co-authored bill with George Parkhouse, prison and parole reform,
Mentions bills dealing with carbon black and traffic,
Outlines elective office careers,
Tells about Lyndon Johnson’s 1948 senatorial campaign visit,
Comments that mothers are the key to crime prevention.
Range Dates: 1941-1968
Bulk Dates: 1941-1968
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