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Distinguished Speakers Bureau


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Dr. Patrick L. Cox

Center for American History
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712-0332
(512) 295-4533
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Topics of Expertise

Business and Economic
Texas' Role in 20th Century Events
Texas Arts and Culture
Texas Government and Politics
Resource Preservation

Presentations

1. Mr. Sam - The Legacy of Speaker Sam Rayburn

Summary: Examine the most powerful and influential Speaker of the House of Representatives whose congressional career covered the period from WWI to the Space Age.
Length: 45-60 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.5(A), 4.17(A), 4.17(D), 4.17(E)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.7(E), 7.7(F), 7.17(D), 7.17(E)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: LCD projector and screen preferred

2. Cactus Jack - John Nance Garner as the Godfather of Modern Texas Politics

Summary: The former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and Vice President who mentored Sam Rayburn, Lyndon Baines Johnson and many other Texas and national leaders.  Known for his candor and acidic remarks, he once stated that "The vice presidency isn't worth a bucket of warm spit."
Length: 45-60 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS:4.5(A), 4.17(A), 4.17(D), 4.17(E)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.7(E), 7.7(F), 7.18(A), 7.18(B)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: LCD projector and screen preferred

3. Texas - A Media Creation

Summary: Discover how a small group of influential Texas newspaper publishers shaped the modern image of Texas.
Length: 45-60 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.20(B), 4.20(C)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.17(B), 7.20(A), 7.20(C)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: LCD projector and screen preferred

4. Treasures of the Center for American History

Summary: Discover the rare historic documents from the Spanish colonial era through modern Texas housed in the collections of The University of Texas Center for American History.  Information about the Sam Rayburn Library and Museum, the John Nance Garner Museum, and the Winedale will also be shared.
Length: 45-60 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.21(A), 4.21(D)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.21(A), 7.21(D), 7.21(F), 7.21(G)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: LCD projector and screen preferred

5. Ralph W. Yarborough and the Liberal Legacy of Texas

Summary: Understanding the legacy of Senator Ralph Yarborough and his impact on liberal politics in Texas.
Length: 45-60 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.5(A), 4.17(A), 4.17(D), 4.17(E)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.7(E), 7.7(F), 7.18(A), 7.18(B)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: LCD projector and screen preferred

Areas of Service

Anywhere within Texas
Within 150 Miles of Abilene
Within 150 Miles of Amarillo
Within 150 Miles of Brownsville
Within 150 Miles of Dallas/Fort Worth
Within 150 Miles of El Paso
Within 150 Miles of Houston
Within 150 Miles of San Antonio

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