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    • Campos, Esther

    • Campos, Esther; Hispanic American teachers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School board members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Houston (Tex.) -- History --...
    • Esther Campos, a native Houstonian, examines her life as a Hispanic growing up in Houston, and her career as a teacher in the public school system and as a member of the school board.
    • Welch, Louie

    • Welch, Louie--Interviews ;
      Mayors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston ;
      Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968 ;
      Cutrer, Lewis Wesley ;
      Oral histories
    • In this interview from 1975, Louie Welch discusses his history as a politician in Houston. He began his career as a council member and served under Mayors Oscar Holcombe and Lewis Cutrer. Welch was then elected as Mayor to the City of Houston first...
    • Mann, Frank

    • Mann, Frank E.--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Served on the Houston City Council from 1960 to 1979. During his tenure, Mann's accomplishments included a freeway program, the elimination of political firings, the installation of fire department ambulances, and the initiation of an employee...
    • Gottlieb, Dick

    • Gottlieb, Dick--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Race relations ;
      Television personalities--Texas--Houston ;
      Television...
    • Dick Gottlieb was a former TV entertainer who decided to run for city council in 1969. He beat the incumbent in a run-off election achieving an upset victory. He credited his TV image and prior experience as a fundraiser for local and national...
    • Lyons, E. A.

    • Lyons, E. A. (Everett Augustus)--Interviews ;
      County officials and employees--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      County council members--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • E. A. (Everett Augustus) Lyons was first elected as Harris County commissioner in 1942, when road conditions were a major issue in the county because 85% of the roads were unpaved. Throughout the war, the county could not get parts and materials...
    • Peavy, John W. Jr.

    • Peavy, John W. Jr.--Interviews ;
      African American City Council Members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Justice of Peace ;
      Judges--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • A native Houstonian, John Peavy received a degree in Business Administration from Harvard in 1964. While at Harvard, he worked at Vice-President, Lyndon Johnson's office, and also as a Council staff at the White House when Johnson was President....
    • Tinsley, Eleanor

    • Tinsley, Eleanor, 1926-2009; City council members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston Community College (Houston, Tex.) -- History; School board presidents -- Texas -- Houston --...
    • Eleanor Tinsley talks about her years as president of the board of the Houston Independent School District, and as member of the city council. She was involved in the school integration movement and was instrumental in the creation of the Houston...
    • Barnstone, Gertrude

    • Barnstone, Gertrude, 1925- ; Theater -- Texas -- Houston -- History; School board members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Gertrude Barnstone talks to Jane Ely about her life in the theatre arts, her memories of Houston and Houstonians and her election to the Houston School Board during the desegregation of the Houston School System.
    • McGowen, Jewell

    • McGowen, Jewell--Interviews ; African American politicians ; School boards--African American membership--Texas--Houston ; City council members--Texas--Houston ; Civil rights--1950-1970 ; Civil rights--Texas--Houston--History ; Oral histories
    • Mrs. Jewell McGowen discusses growing up in Hempstead, living in Lufkin and moving to Houston, TX with her husband, Ernest McGowen--one of the first African American city council members in Houston. Mrs. McGowen also discusses participation and...
    • Goyan, Johnny

    • Goyan, Johnny--Interviews ;
      Council members, City of Houston--Interviews ;
      Pollution prevention--Texas--Houston ;
      Antismoking movement--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Describes how Johnny Goyan got interested in politics and got elected to the Houston City Council. He served under three mayors, Lewis Cutrer, Louie Welch and Fred Hoffheinz. Played a prominent part in trying to get Anti-Pollution and Anti-Smoking...

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