Letter from George P. Calhoon to Linda Howell, December 4, 1978
Letter from George P. Calhoon to William P. Clements, Jr., campaign worker Linda Howell, regarding appointment of Texas Secretary of State, and of the site of Republican and Democratic party conventions, December 4, 1978. Includes Houston Post article by Jim Craig titled, "Clements win may cost Houston its bid for convention," November 11, 1978.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Republican Party (Tex.)Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )Texas. Secretary of State
Appointment to office
"Gubernatorial Campaign, 1977-1978"
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"William P. Clements Campaign Records, 1977-1989"
Appointments and Personnel | 1st term
Texas A & M university
Republican Party of TexasAppointments
Clements Texas Papers
crease, and the rerriainder of Harris ceive the extra discretionary funds. budgetary work. Clements win may cost • m • Houston its a for convention peirt • By JIM CRAIGfi.. But White said it is too early to speculate on a Post Washington Bureau selection. He even stressed that Atlanta thought to be the e. WASHINGTON --- Democratic National Chairman choice of Preside raLc,AUslnftrided out by nian since • John C. White suggested Friday that the election of tleorgip le2isiature has not ratified -71e-E ual : Republican Bill Clements as governor Tuesday could Ltightdrn nt could not be completely dismissed Cost Houston its bid for the 1980 Democratic National as a possibility. White said the Democratic National Committee will make the site decision early next year. ' Convention. Clements' victory, however, may liaxe_tiji jourisi Mita' hopes of being the-7M-T6T-trn- "e GOP National Convention. -17'ffirtIrt specifically discounting Houston's chances ' for the Democratic convention, White said: "Tradition- ally parties generally go where they have elected offi- cials of the same party." At least the last seven Democratic conventions have been held in states with Democratic governors. 4 LETTER WAS RECFAIXD at ;he Democratic Na- tional Committee headouarters here placing Houst on the list to be considered as a eonven ion si e. ut Hous- tolvornclals, includingonn, have said they have no knowledge of the letter and there has been:( no official effort to host the meeting. White said the Democrats haven't begun to seriously consider potential sites for the convention. He said he will review requests from ci ies. bhadnth oighLaJeading.se candidates for the site of the Democratic convention. TIJEPUBLICANS officials fror-is x cities_________________________________convention. HAVE interviewed of D. ,as,waM-7s M---fnor hig ose making presentations before the siteselection committee last month, but Houston was nott Is considered one of the frontrunners in the bid for the y o •cials offered to under- write the c• of the convention with private donations from business. 'thers in the competithr are New Or- leans, MIt e. '1, 1, Miami Beach, Detroit and Kansas City. J 7 E ec- 'o/i_r Dallas officials who made their pitch here believe the convention will cost from $300,000 to .TJi 1.1.1, but will yield pillions purred into the Dallas • pinomy during the*onvention, /71 ure , : 174 :The election of Texas' first ublican governor in mitre than 100 years can only boost Dallas' prospects, particularly since Clements is being regarded in the na- lional press, almost overnight, as a major new figure in American politics. Proposal for more highway troopers o_pposed Prop.!) r:i4or, +or Bet Ho* -V4A1 ao)/P7 /iv Mr Post Austin Bureau • AUSTIN - Among the thorny problems the Legisla ture will face in January is a proposal to increase the number of highway patrol officers in the Department of Public Safety and raise the salaries of all its employees. While DPS employees likely will get a raise along Ms. Dinda Howell Governor-Elect Bill Clements Box 53265 807 Brazos Hou.ton, 77052 Austin, Texas with all other state employees, the i ea of putting more troopers on the road is encountering some stiff resist- ance, Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby disclosed here Friday. The chief source of the upposSuon is West Texas, he said, where tihk,55 mph speed liitit, which the troopers would help enforce, is very unpopular. Der Linda: Callea tnis noon about wnclt is handliiz the .creening for ocretary of otate appointment for new administration.....6nclok,ed-is some information on cOnventions, elections live been working on for . past year off and on. I expect to be in Austin tomorrow, taen Dallas aedne.d_zy to talk with Mayor Folsom, Aepublicans, busin-s&. persons about 1980 National Aepublic-n Convelition there; Dallas to oe inspected Friday, oaturday on convention center, notel rooms, transportauion, finance security, etc. Conventim in July', 1960. SI-lac44,6 HoosTaAl Norr "RtF-0- NbinocRAI C64414CAM6A1 George ±). Jalhoon December 4, 1975 DEC 06 k 6incerely, CieDrge Calhoon