Former Congressman Chet Edwards: W. R. Poage Distinguished Chair of Public Service

This blog post was written by Jonathan Tomes, Graduate Research Center Operations Manager.  Former Congressman Chet Edwards was named the W. R. Poage Distinguished Chair of Public Service in January 2012. Over the last six years, Chet has lectured to fifty-four classes, met one-on-one with many undergraduate students and graduate students, presented the keynote address…

Congressional Cookbooks

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emily MacDonald, master’s student in Museum Studies. The Poage Legislative Library holds the collection of many former Texas Congressmen. In our archives you can find everything from papers, to awards, to campaign materials, even family photographs and memorabilia. One of my favorite parts of our collection is…

Amanda Fisher interviews Hannah Schwartz

Weatherford, Texas Senior Hannah Schwartz has been busy this year helping us to re-process the Jack Hightower papers so they can be entered into BARD and more easily accessible to researchers. Hightower had a full career, serving in the Texas House of Representatives, 1953-1955, the Texas Senate, 1965-1974, the U.S. Congress, 1974-1984, and was elected…

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