Hobby, W.P. (Bill)
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Nancy Beck Young interviews former Governor Bill Hobby about Texas politics, his race, and his campaign as governor, and the proceeding of the state House and Senate during his career. He begins by speaking on his thoughts regarding the shift in Texas as a democratic state to a republican state and his thoughts on the future of the state of Texas and its politics. Governor Hobby focuses on recalling his family history, their involvement in Texas politics, his father, Will Hobby, and his tenure as the governor of Texas, and his personal decision to run for office in the state of Texas. Former Governor Hobby also elaborates on the time he spent serving as the Lieutenant Governor of Texas. He recalls stories regarding the Houston Post, the assassination of Kennedy in Dallas, his involvement in the Navy, and the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Other topics include OPEC, the Hispanic voting population, the constitutional convention, the Sharpstown scandal, and Governor Hobby’s thoughts on the administration of other Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Texas.
Politics and government; Hobby, Bill
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