Waggoner Carr

Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives (1957 - 1961), Attorney General of Texas (1963 - 1967)

Born in 1918 in Hunt County just East of Dallas, Waggoner Carr graduated from Lubbock High School and Texas Tech University. After service as a pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, Carr completed a law degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1950, Carr went on to serve two terms as the Speaker of the House in 1957 and 1959. After losing a 1960 bid for state Attorney General to incumbent Will Wilson, Carr later ran successfully for the 1962 and 1964 terms. In 1966, he unsuccessfully challenged Republican John Tower for his seat in the U.S. Senate at the price of his seat as Attorney General. In 1968, he attempted a run for Texas governor, then retired from politics. He spent his later years serving on the Texas Tech University board of regents, as state commander of the American Legion, and on citizens’ commissions in Austin and on the state level. At the time of his death in 2004, Carr was writing books about Jesse James and the past attorney generals of Texas. 
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Youth for Waggoner Carr
"Young Texans" attend a campaign speech given by Waggoner Carr during his unsuccessful 1966 bid for U.S. ...
Waggoner Carr, Misc.
A silent photo montage of Waggoner Carr, former Speaker of the Texas House and Texas Attorney General
Waggoner Carr Presents a Certificate of Appreciation
Texas politician Waggoner Carr speaks to a young adult audience
Waggoner Carr at Cortez Hotel
Former Speaker of the Texas House and State Attorney General Waggoner Carr at the Cortez Hotel
Waggoner Carr at Convention
Footage of Waggoner Carr speaking to supporters at a Democratic convention, articulating the strengths of...
Waggoner Carr Speech Clips
A compilation of clips from Waggoner Carr's 1966 Senate campaign against Republican incumbent John Goodwi...
Waggoner Carr Senate Campaign Speech (1966)
Waggoner Carr voices his progressive policies in contrast to his Republican opponent, John Tower
Waggoner Carr at McMurry University Commencement (1966)
Carr delivers a graduation speech at McMurry College after being awarded an Honorary Doctorate
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr and the Lubbock Democratic Primary Voting Process
Texas politician Waggoner Carr attends the Democratic Primary in Lubbock where he and other citizens cast...
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Political Telecast for Attorney General (1960)
A political telecast by Waggoner Carr for his Attorney General campaign
Waggoner Carr Campaigns in El Paso (1966)
Waggoner Carr in El Paso during his U.S. Senate campaign in 1966
Waggoner Carr Campaigns for Austin’s Labor Vote (1966)
Waggoner Carr campaigns for the labor vote in his 1966 Senate bid
Waggoner Carr Campaign Footage
Footage from East Texas along the campaign trail of Waggoner Carr’s 1966 bid for Senate
Waggoner Carr Calls Court of Inquiry on JFK Assassination (1963)
Court of Inquiry called in the wake of the assassination of JFK
Waggoner Carr Outtakes
Outtake clips of former Speaker of the Texas House and State Attorney General Waggoner Carr
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, January 9 - 22, 1968
KHOU news clips from January 1968, including segments about supporting black service members and Waggoner...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, February 15 - 27, 1963
KHOU news clips from January 1963, including press conferences with US Attorney General Robert Kennedy an...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, 1962
KHOU news clips from 1962, including campaign speeches from Waggoner Carr and John Connally
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips January 3 - 6, 1966
KHOU news clips from January 1966, including interviews with Senator Ralph Yarborough and Harris County S...
Progress Report Austin 10 - Traffic Problems (1963)
City Officials and Attorney General Waggoner Carr discuss Austin’s traffic problem in this episode of Pro...
Lion's Club International Meeting in Carthage
A woman’s charter group speaks to a Lion’s Club International meeting in Carthage supporting Wagonner Carr
Carr Attends Panna Maria Church Celebration of a Millennium of Polish Christianity
Waggoner Carr and other politicians celebrate with thousands of Catholic congregants in Panna Maria.
Carr Campaigns for Attorney General
Paid political advertisement from Waggoner Carr's 1960 run for Attorney General
CLASP - Waggoner Carr (1964)
Promotional ad for the College Loyalty Alumni Support Program
Austin Dinner Honoring Heloise (1963)
Footage of Cactus roasting politicians at dinner honoring housekeeping columnist Heloise