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Cactus Jack: The Political Legacy of John Nance Garner
Documentary Screening and Discussion

Cactus Jack: The Political Legacy of John Nance Garner. Documentary Screening and Discussion.

Program Itineary:
Thursday, September 19, 2013
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Screening and Discussion

Bass Lecture Hall
Lower level of the LBJ School of Public Affairs
2300 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712


Produced by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History in collaboration with the Department of Radio-Television-Film and the School of Journalism, Cactus Jack: The Political Legacy of John Nance Garner tells the story of John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner (1868-1967), considered to be among the most powerful vice presidents in U.S. history and one of the most influential members of Congress in the twentieth century. Made possible by funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Center’s Briscoe Endowment, the film documents Garner’s life from his upbringing in Texas to his tenure as Speaker of the House of Representatives and focuses on his two terms as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s vice president. The film was directed by Professor Nancy Schiesari (Department of Radio-Television-Film), written by Clinical Professor Bill Minutaglio (School of Journalism), and produced by Dr. Don Carleton (Executive Director, Briscoe Center for American History) and Hans-Martin Liebing.

Additional Information:

Complimentary parking available in the LBJ Library visitors’ lot #38.
Reservations required; RSVP by September 12, 2013, to Kristen Nesbitt
at or (512) 495-4609.