Miller Center

Vann Kennedy

Speaker: Vann M. Kennedy
Date: November 1, 1968
Prior to establishing radio and television facilities in Corpus Cristi, Kennedy resided for many years in Austin. In the 1930s, he attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College, just before Johnson was a student there. He later served as bureau manager for the International News Service at Austin and a correspondent for a number of newspapers. Helped Texas Governor Jimmie Allred. In 1934, elected Secretary of the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee. Became acquainted with Johnson when he was director of the Texas NYA and was involved in the campaigns of 1937, 1948, and 1956.