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Document Details


Title: Wilbur G. Hallauer
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Washington. State Archives. Washington State Oral/Aural History Program
Collection: Washington State Oral History Program
Description: Wilbur G. Hallauer: An Oral History chronicles the life and work of Web Hallauer from his childhood in Webster, New York, to the resettlement of his family in the Yakima area, his education and more than four decades of involvement in the family businesses of fruit drying and orcharding. His growing interest in the political arena led to his election to the Oroville town council in 1943 and deepened when he ran for State Representative for the First District in 1948 as a supporter of Truman. Web Hallauer served three terms as representative before moving to the State Senate in 1957. He distinguished himself as a master of the state budget process, serving as chair on the House Revenue Committee and the Senate Appropriations and Ways and Means committees. As a Senator, he was the chairman of the Legislative Interim Committee on Water Resources -- a committee that had the distinction of recommending ten major pieces of legislation, all of which were subsequently enacted. He was also noted for his passionate defense of civil liberties, including his courageous defense of Representative John Goldmark during Washington State's "McCarthy era."
Extent: 224 pages
URL: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/oralhistory/hallauer/hallauernopics.pdf
Original Language: English
Speaker: Hallauer, Wilbur George (Web), 1914-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 29-May-1914
Speaker place of birth: Webster, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: City official; Legislator
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Kerr, Thomas
Organizations discussed: Washington. State Legislature
Locations discussed: North America; United States; Washington
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Legislation; North America; Oral history; Political leadership; Political science; Politicians; United States; Washington; Washington (State)--Officials and employees; Washington (State)--Politics and government; Washington. State Legislature
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029641-32876