The University of Texas at Austin
David Carr Interview, Part I, side 2
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Identifier: e_txs_0004
Title: David Carr Interview, Part I, side 2
Description: Tape 1, side B. David Carr, son of former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Waggoner Carr, continuing his discussion of Waggoner Carr’s career in Texas politics. Carr recalls his father’s tenure as attorney general and his experiences investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Carr also describes his father’s relationship with men like Gov. John Connally and his responses to protests by PASSO, a Mexican American group protesting low agricultural wages and poor working conditions in the Rio Grande Valley. The last part of the interview covers Carr’s personal pain while successfully fending off corruption charges related to the Sharpstown Stock Fraud Scandal.
City: Austin
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 2004/08/06
Creator: Carr, David (interviewee); Phillips, Michael (interviewer)
Source: Texas Speakers Oral History Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2.325/E458a
Format: Audiocassette
Duration: 28 minutes, 10 seconds
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