Oral Histories: ARKANSAS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION 1969-1970 HISTORY

Interviewee: Howard Morgan Alderson

Interviewer: William Larsen

Date of Interview: July 24, 1969

Howard Alderson was elected as a city councilman for Stuttgart, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was on the General Provisions Committee.

 

Interviewee: Richard Sheppard Arnold

Interviewer: Waddy William Moore

Date of Interview: June 17, 1969

Richard Arnold was elected as a city councilman for Texarkana, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was on the Executive Committee and the Drafting Committee.

 

Interviewee: Joyce Baker

Interviewer: William Foy Lisenby

Date of Interview: June 13, 1969

Joyce Baker was elected as a city council representative for Clinton, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention.

 

Interviewee: Dave Block, Jr.

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: May 29, 1969

Dave Block, Jr. was elected as a city councilman for Wynne, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was on the Administrative Committee.

 

Interviewee: Katherine Buchanan

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: July 29, 1969

Katherine Buchanan was elected as a city council representative for Prescott, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. She was on the Style and Drafting Committee.

 

Interviewee: Ohmer C. Burnside

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: July 23, 1969

Ohmer Burnside was elected as a city councilman for Lake Village, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Elections and Suffrage Committee.

 

Interviewee: Virgil James Butler

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 5 & 7, 1969

Virgil Butler was elected as a city councilman for Batesville, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Style and Drafting Committee.

 

Interviewee: Frank William Cantrell

Interviewer: William Larsen

Date of Interview: Feb. 10, 1970

Frank Cantrell was elected as a city councilman for Little Rock, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the General Provisions Committee and the Public Information Committee.

 

Interviewee: Richard A. Carver

Interviewer: Foy Lisenby

Date of Interview: Jan. 28, 1970

Richard Carver was elected as a city councilman for Mena, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the County Government Committee.

 

Interviewee: Clifford Cole

Interviewer: Pat Barker

Date of Interview: June 24, 1969

Clifford Cole was elected as a city councilman for Piggott, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Legislative Committee.

 

Interviewee: James C. Cole

Interviewer: William A. Larsen

Date of Interview: Aug. 13, 1969

James Cole was elected as a city councilman for Malvern, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served on the Judicial Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: E. Harley Cox, Jr.

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 6, 1969

E. Harley Cox, Jr. was elected as a city councilman for Pine Bluff, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was the chairman of the Judicial Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: Dalton J. Dailey

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: July 10, 1969

Dalton Dailey was elected as a city councilman for Little Rock, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention.

 

Interviewee: Boyce R. Davis

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: July 14, 1969

Boyce Davis was elected as a city councilman for Lincoln, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Public Information Committee, the County Government Committee, and the Schedule and Transitions Committee.

 

Interviewee: G. Byron Dobbs

Interviewer: Pat Barker

Date of Interview: July 10,1969

Byron Dobbs was elected as a city councilman for Fort Smith, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a chairman on the Judicial Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: Garnett Thomas Eisele

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: Feb. 18, 1970

Garnett Eisele was elected as a city councilman for Hot Springs, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention.

 

Interviewee: John D. Eldridge

Interviewer: Waddy W. Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 4, 1969

John Eldridge was elected as a city councilman for Augusta, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Legislative Committee and the Rules Committee.

 

Interviewee: John W. Elrod

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 5, 1969

John Elrod was elected as a city councilman for Rison, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Administrative Committee and the General Provisions Committee.

 

Interviewee: Lewis E. Epley, Jr.

Interviewer: Waddy W. Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 12, 1969

Lewis Epley was elected as a city councilman for Eureka Springs, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Municipality Committee.

 

Interviewee: William H. Etter

Interviewer: Dr. Waddy W. Moore

Date of Interview: July 14, 1969

William Etter was elected as a city councilman for Washington, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Committee on Revenue and Taxation.

 

Interviewee: Eudora N. Fields

Interviewer: Pat Barker

Date of Interview: June 19, 1969

Eudora Fields was elected as a city council representative for Malvern, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention.

 

Interviewee: Charles Davis Frierson III

Interviewer: Carolyn P. Williams

Date of Interview: Aug. 5, 1969

Charles Frierson was elected as a city councilman for Jonesboro, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Executive Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: William Fadjo Gravens, Jr.

Interviewer: Carolyn T. Williams

Date of Interview: July 29, 1969

William Gravens was elected as a city councilman for Fort Smith, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served on the General Provisions Committee as well as the Public Information Committee.

 

Interviewee: John P. Gill

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: Sept. 9, 1970

John Gill was elected as a city council representative for Little Rock, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was the chairman of the Local Government Committee.

 

Interviewee: John Lloyd Godley

Interviewer: Pat Barker

Date of Interview: July 13, 1969

John Godley was elected as a city councilman for Osceola, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Suffrage and Elections Committee.

 

Interviewee: Harry A. Haines

Interviewer: Waddy W. Moore

Date of Interview: June 6, 1970

Harry Haines was elected as a city councilman for Blytheville, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a part of the Municipal Government Committee and the Public Information Committee.

 

Interviewee: Otis Parnell Hammons

Interviewer: Foy Lisenby

Date of Interview: July 28, 1969

Otis Hammons was elected as a city councilman for Forrest City, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Executive Committee.

 

Interviewee: Arthur H. Hays

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: July 25, 1969

Arthur Hays was elected as a city councilman for Little Rock, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the General Provisions Committee.

 

Interviewee: E.J. Hosey

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: Jan. 14, 1970

E.J. Hosey was elected as a city councilman for Marvell, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Finance and Taxation Committee.

 

Interviewee: Beth Hough

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: July 8, 1969

Beth Hough was elected as a city council representative for Rogers, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention.

 

Speaker: Hubert H. Humphrey

Date of Speech: Aug. 20, 1969

Subject: Remarks of the honorable Hubert H. Humphrey before the Arkansas Constitutional Convention.

 

Interviewee: Mark Perrin Jones III

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: June 19, 1969

Mark Jones III was elected as a city councilman for Searcy, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention.

 

Interviewee: Billy Lindsey

Interviewer: Stephen Ray Wood

Date of Interview: July 28, 1969

Billy Lindsey was elected as a city councilman for Caldwell, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Finance and Taxation Committee.

 

Interviewee: David Leonard Lingo

Interviewer: Simms McClintock

Date of Interview: July 8, 1969

David Lingo was elected as a city councilman for Walnut Ridge, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was assigned to the County Government Committee.

 

Interviewee: Gail Matthews

Interviewer: William Larsen

Date of Interview: Jan. 28, 1970

Gail Matthews was elected as a city councilman for North Little Rock, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was assigned to the Judicial Committee and the Liaison Committee to the Declaration of Rights.

 

Interviewee: Dan McCraw

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 7, 1969

Dan McCraw was elected as a city councilman for Hot Springs, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served on the Executive Committee and the Administrative Committee.

 

Interviewee: Shirley E. McFarlin

Interviewer: Tom Dillard

Date of Interview: Jan. 19, 1972

Shirley McFarlin was elected as a city council representative for Little Rock, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. She was a member of the Executive Committee.

 

Interviewee: Robert Meriwether

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: June 25, 1969

Robert Meriwether was elected as a city councilman for Conway, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served as the chairman for the Declaration of Rights Committee.

 

Interviewee: Henry C. Morris

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 11, 1969

Henry Morris was elected as a city councilman for DeQueen, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served on the Judicial Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: Cecil B. Nance, Jr.

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 4, 1969

Cecil Nance was elected as a city council representative for West Memphis, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Judicial Branch Committee, the Administrative Committee, and the Agenda Committee.

 

Interviewee: William C. Norman

Interviewer: Waddy William Moore

Date of Interview: July 28, 1969

William Norman was elected as a city councilman for Crossett, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was the chairman of the Committee on Finance and Taxation and a member of the Administration Committee.

 

Interviewee: William Ira Prewett

Interviewer: Waddy William Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 13, 1969

William Prewett was elected as a city councilman for El Dorado, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was the chairman of the General Provisions Committee.

 

Interviewee: Merle Peterson

Interviewer: Catherine Moorhead

Date of Interview: July 28, 1969

Merle Peterson was elected as a city council representative for Dumas, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the General Provisions Committee.

 

Interviewee: David Pryor

Interviewer: Waddy William Moore

Date of Interview: Nov. 7, 1969

David Pryor was elected as a city councilman of Camden, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention.

 

Interviewee: Jim A. Ross, Jr.

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 21, 1969 & Jan. 12, 1970

Jim Ross, Jr. was elected as a city councilman for Monticello, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served as the chairman for the Rules Committee and was a member of the Judicial Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: Charles Nichol Rose

Interviewer: William A. Larson

Date of Interview: Aug. 21, 1969

Charles Rose was elected as a city councilman for Blytheville, Arkansas. He was a member of the Finance and Taxation Committee.

 

Interviewee: Nick Rose

Interviewer: William Larsen

Date of Interview: Aug. 21, 1969

Nick Rose was elected as a city councilman for Blytheville, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served on the Finance and Taxation Committee.

 

Interviewee: Pete Rudolph

Interviewer: Foy Lisenby

Date of Interview: Aug. 12, 1969

Pete Rudolph was elected as a city councilman for Gurdon, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Executive Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: Dr. J. Aubrey Sanders

Interviewer: Foy Lisenby

Date of Interview: July 17, 1969

Dr. J. Sanders was elected as a city councilman for Waldron, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served on the County Committee.

 

Interviewee: Bill J. Scott

Interviewer: Foy Lisenby

Date of Interview: Aug. 20, 1969

Bill Scott was elected as a city councilman for Hamburg, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Judicial Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: Vance Scurlock

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: July 22, 1969

Vance Scurlock was elected as a city councilman for Jonesboro, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Finance and Taxation Committee.

 

Interviewee: John Ira Smith

Interviewer: Carolyn Williams

Date of Interview: July 22, 1969

John Smith was elected as a city councilman for Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Committee of Executive Officers.

 

Interviewee: Quinby Smith

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: July 8, 1969

Quinby Smith was elected as a city councilman for Mountain Home, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the County Government Committee.

 

Interviewee: David Solomon

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 24, 1970

David Solomon was elected as a city councilman for Helena, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served on the Judicial Branch Committee and the Style and Drafting Committee.

 

Interviewee: Dabbs Sullivan

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 5, 1970

Dabbs Sullivan was elected as a city councilman for Little Rock, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served on the Legislative Committee.

 

Interviewee: Hays Sullivan

Interviewer: Pat Barker

Date of Interview: Aug. 5, 1969

Hays Sullivan was elected as a city councilman for Burdette, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Executive Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: Cecil Andrew Tedder, Jr.

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: July 25, 1969

Cecil Tedder, Jr. was elected as a city councilman for Searcy, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Municipal Government Committee and the Style and Drafting Committee.

 

Interviewee: Raymond Hoyt Thornton, Jr.

Interviewer: William Foy Lisenby

Date of Interview: Aug. 6, 1969

Raymond Thornton, Jr. was elected as a city councilman for Sheridan, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He served as chairman of the Executive Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: C.H.Turk

Interviewer: Foy Lisenby

Date of Interview: Feb. 10, 1970

C. H. Turk was elected as a city councilman for Sherrill, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Municipal Committee.

 

Interviewee: Rice Lee Van Ausdall

Interviewer: Pat Barker

Date of Interview: Aug. 12, 1969

Rice Van Ausdall was elected as a city councilman for Harrisburg, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the General Provisions Committee, the Rules Committee, and the Style and Drafting Committee.

 

Interviewee: Rev. Robert M. Van Hook II

Interviewer: Cathy Moorehead

Date of Interview: July 22, 1969

Rev. Robert Van Hook II was elected as a city councilman for Bryant, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Suffrage and Elections Committee and the Schedule and Transition Committee.

 

Interviewee: C. Randolph Warner, Jr.

Interviewer: Gay Moore

Date of Interview: July 17, 1969

C. Warner, Jr. was elected as a city councilman for Fort Smith, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was one of the vice chairmen on the Administrative Committee and a member of the Finance and Taxation Committee.

 

Interviewee: Colonel Norman Warnock

Interviewer: Dr. Waddy W. Moore

Date of Interview: June 25, 1969

Colonel Norman Warnock was elected as a city councilman for Camden, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He voted against the Arkansas Constitutional Convention and thought that the constitution did not need rewriting.

 

Interviewee: Field K. Wasson

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: Aug. 6, 1969

Field Wasson was elected as a city councilman for Siloam Springs, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Election and Suffrage Committee.

 

Interviewee: Samuel A. Weems

Interviewer: Dr. Waddy W. Moore

Date of Interview: July 24, 1969

Samuel Weems was elected as a city councilman for Des Arc, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Administrative Committee and the General Provisions Committee.

 

Interviewee: Paul X. Williams

Interviewer: Waddy Moore

Date of Interview: Feb. 10, 1970

Paul Williams was elected as a city councilman for Booneville, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the Judicial Branch Committee.

 

Interviewee: Nick Wilson

Interviewer: Pat Barker

Date of Interview: July 8, 1969

Nick Wilson was elected as a city councilman for Pocahontas, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the County Government Committee.

 

Interviewee: Herbert B. Wren

Interviewer: Foy Lisenby

Date of Interview: July 10, 1969

Herbert Wren was elected as a city councilman for Texarkana, Arkansas at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention at the Arkansas Constitutional Convention.