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Industry, Regulation, and the Texas Railroad Commission

L.J. Storey to R.H. Cousins, February 2, 1897

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Leonidas Jefferson Storey had served in many political offices, including state representative, state senator, and lieutenant governor. In 1892 Governor Hogg appointed Storey to the Railroad Commission, and he was elected to the post when that method of selection became law. Storey was elected chairman of the Railroad Commission in 1903, a position he held until his death in 1909.

In this letter, Storey discusses the process and political criteria that were used to select employees for the commission in that era.

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Storey to R.H. Cousins, 1897

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L.J. Storey to R.H. Cousins, February 2, 1897. Railroad Commission, Outgoing Correspondence. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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