A.R. "Babe" Schwartz
Region: Gulf Coast
Topics: Politics, Lobbying, Coastal protection
Mr. Schwartz served in the Texas Legislature for many years, from 1954
to 1958 in the House and from 1960 to 1980 in the Senate.
During his tenure in the
Legislature, he sat on the Finance Committee, chaired the Senate Natural Resource
Committee and the Texas Coastal and Marine Council. While in the Legislature, he was
involved in a variety of environmental legislative initiatives, passing energy, pollution
control, coastal, consumer, and general open government bills. He also helped create and
fund a number of important institutions, including the
University of Texas Marine Science
Institute and the Sea Grant Program at Texas A&M.
Since serving in the Legislature, he
has continued to be active in environmental protection, through helping found the
Galveston Bay Foundation and via other public interest work.
June 20, 1997
Audio record only
January 20, 2006
Reels 2387, 2388, and 2389
Full video recording
Kindly recorded and provided by Jessica Schoenbaechler