Barker, Owen D 1974-02-20

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Galveston lawyer Owen Barker describes his career and civic work and early history of the Universalist Church, of which his father was a leader.

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Interviewee Name: Owen D. Barker

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Date: February 20, 1974

Location: Galveston, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, early life, education recalled, Early law practice in Cisco, Texas, remembered, Move to Galveston (1923) noted, World War I experience discussed, Early marriage and family mentioned, Civic and club work discussed, Church work described, Accused as a "crusader" against organized crime when district attorney, Recollection of early life in Universalist Church, Father's debates remembered

Tape 1, Side 2: Universalist philosophy described, Nature of debate discussed, Significance of Universalist doctrines, Leonard Prater recalled, Friends, family named, Entry into Episcopal Church, Distinction between Universalist and Unitarian churches explained, Father described and characterized

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