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Document Details


Title: Sanchez, Rogelio
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, Arlington. Central Library. Special Collections Department
Collection: Tejano Voices: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
Description: The interview begins with a discussion of the defeat of Alicia Chacón in her bid for re-election as county judge, including comments on the relations between Mexican American women, Chacón's political relationship with Orlando Fonseca, and her appointment as a director of the United Way. Sánchez explains why he was not re-elected as county commissioner for El Paso County after having served for more than 35 years, and discusses his plans for retirement and his involvement with the people of his community. He also discusses political fundraising and campaigning, and mentions the help he received from brothers Raymond and Richard Telles along with noting the political offices they held. Sánchez describes the beginnings of acceptance of Mexican Americans in elected positions and the development of Mexican Americans as a political force. He recounts why his family and that of his wife moved from Mexico to Texas; gives a brief overview of his service with the U.S. Army during World War II, when he served as an infantryman in the South Pacific and later as a finance officer in Australia; describes the racial discrimination he experienced in Alpine while a student at Sul Ross; and discusses relations between Mexican Americans.
Extent: 62 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_006.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sanchez, Rogelio, 1921-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1921
Speaker place of birth: Mexico; North America
Age at speaking: 75
Document location: El Paso, TX
Document date: 21-Jun-1996
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Locations discussed: El Paso, TX; Mexico; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: El Paso, TX; Hispanic American families; Hispanic American leadership--Texas; Hispanic American politicians; Hispanic American women; Judges; Judges--Election; Mexico; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--Texas; Political science; Texas; Texas--Politics and government; United States; Women politicians
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000248-193