Tibbitts, Walter G 1973-06-01

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Walter Tibbitts, a staff member of the Governor’s Division of Planning Coordination, summarizes the growth of the office and offers observations on Preston Smith’s administration.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Walter G. Tibbitts

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 01, 1973

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Education and early work in state government, Discusses state planning regions, Outlines Health Information System and other planning programs, Describes Division of Planning Coordination under Preston Smith, Lists staff, including Dan Petty and Rex Stallings, Summarizes activities (1969-1970), Division of State-Local Relations under Fritz Lanham, Criminal Justice Council and Joe Frazier Brown, Division of Operations Analysis, Comments on growth of Division of Planning Coordination.

Tape 1, Side 2: Reviews the organizational charts, Mentions conception of Office of Comprehensive Health Planning and Dr. David Wade, Delineates division within the governor’s offices, Discusses federal legislation in relation to Texas Governor’s office, Comments on legislative implementation of planning, Division lobbying and governor’s power discussed, Talks about agency coordination, Evaluation of Smith’s administration.

Range Dates: 1969-1973

Bulk Dates: 1969-1973

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