Wright, Rev Cliff Jr 1999-01-06

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Rev. Calvin Wright, a one-time ranch hand and later a pioneer circuit rider, recalls his early days in West Texas and the arrival of the railroad to the Lamesa area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Rev. Cliff Jr. Wright

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 06, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Rev. Cliff Wright Jr., Became a member of the Methodist Hospital Board (1995), Born: Union City, Tennessee (1956), University of Tennessee, undergraduate degree, Vanderbilt University, graduate degree, Married (1980), Served in Louisiana Conference (1985-1994), First Methodist Church of Lubbock, Texas (1994), Similarities and differences between Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee politics, Methodist Church, Interest in becoming a doctor, Education, Volunteer work, Methodist Hospital, Joined Methodist Hospital Board (1995) (again), Rapid change in medicine and types of medical care, Covenant Health System, Building relationship between St. Mary’s and Methodist hospitals, Cliff Wright, Sr. (father), Principal, Covenant Health System (again), Impact on pride, Opinions on merger, Religious impact, Working together with the Sisters, Keeping the tradition, Ministry.

Tape 1, Side 2: Covenant Health System (continued), Sister Claire, Finances, Methodist Church, Involvement, Schools and medical facilities, Reaching out to the community, Covenant Health System (again), Joining of Protestant and Catholic religions, Support, Bishop Alfred Norris, Control of Covenant Hospital, Religious tradition, Differences in theology, Balancing the traditions of the Methodist and Catholic Churches, Methodist Hospital Board (again), Responsibilities, Issues, Birth control, Community impact, Opinions, Financial, Benefits, Future of Covenant Health Systems.

Range Dates: 1956-1999

Bulk Dates: 1995-1999


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