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Joe E. Wright, Planning-Survey Director of the Texas Highway Department, describes some of the operations and issues in the department, particularly in relation to former Governor Preston Smith.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joe E. Wright

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 18, 1973

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Outlines responsibilities in Texas, Highway Department as Planning-Survey Director, Mentions J. C. Dingwall, Dan Petty, Ed Grisham, Describes Dan Petty, Notes Councils of Government while discussing, Preston Smith’s administration, Cites persons in the department to interview about Smith, Mentions Dingwall, Marcus Yancey, Mentions the source of department personnel, mostly University of Texas and Texas A & M, Discusses appropriations for highways, Talks about department building, Describes the planning survey division, Gives opinion of computer and information services.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1969-1973

Bulk Dates: 1969-1973

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