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R. Thomason

Speaker: Judge R. E. Thomason
Date: October 1, 1968
U.S. District Judge of El Paso, Texas, beginning in 1947 and through the time of the interview in 1968. U.S. Congressman (1930-1947). Mayor of El Paso (1927-1930). Member of Texas Legislature beginning (1916-21); Speaker of the House (1918-1921). Discusses his first meeting with Lyndon B. Johnson; his friendship with Sam Johnson, W. R. Poage, Ike Culp, and Oveta Culp Hoppy; Johnson as secretary to Congressman Kleberg and organizer of the ?little Congress?; Rebecca Baines Johnson; Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson; and Sam Rayburn.