Formby, Marshall 1975-06-12

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Mr. Formby tells of his life after graduation from Texas Tech and his years as county judge of Dickens County are discussed.

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Interviewee Name: Marshall Formby

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Date: June 12, 1975

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: No jobs available after graduation in 1932, Farmed with father, Rode freight train to California to see Olympic games, Saw Hoovervilles, temporary towns where migrants lived, Hitchhiked across desert, Opened drugstore in McAdoo, Ran Aspermont Star in 1934, Social entertainment in small towns during Depression, People of Aspermont characterized, Went to work for Miami Tribune in Florida, Duties as police reporter described, Organized crime in Miami, Traveled to Washington to work for Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Friendship with George Mahon, Work as cotton buyer, Ran for Dickens County judge

Tape 1, Side 2: Running for county judge (continued), Elected to State Senate in 1940, Duties as county judge, Increased prosperity in late 1930s, Decision to run for State Senate

Range Dates: 1932-1940

Bulk Dates: 1932-1940

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