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Robert M. Wagstaff talks about Texas and national politics and his own political career as a lawyer, civic leader and state legislator in the 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: R.M. Wagstaff

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 25, 1969

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: David B. Gracy II

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Father’s biography, Buffalo Gap College, Autobiography, Legislative service, Legislative accomplishments, Legislative Reference Bureau, Oil and gas bill, Legislative colleagues—listing, Modern vs. old legislatures—characteristics, Depression legislature, West Texas political unity, East-West Texas political rivalry, Lobbies, Chamber of Commerce, West Central Oil and Gas Association, Membership, Return to law, Abilene—characteristics, Types of law cases, Railroad cases, Free silver issue, Political affiliations and party participation, Family information.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1969

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1969

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