01/HM.0019 Guide to the Paul Eggers Gubernatorial Campaign Records Egger, Paul Finding Aid Authors: Jaime Janda.

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Guide to the Paul Eggers Gubernatorial Campaign Records 1970 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Paul Eggers Gubernatorial Campaign Records 1970-1970 01/HM.0019 Burns, John 3.00 English Manuscripts Administrative History:

Paul Walter Eggers was born in Seymour, Indiana on April 20, 1919 to The Rev. Ernst H. Eggers and Ottilie C. Eggers. Raised in Seymour, IN, he graduated from Valparaiso University (BA) in 1941 and The University of Texas Law School (JD) in 1948. He served as Major in the US Air Corps during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Frances May Kramer in 1946 and moved to Wichita Falls, TX. He began his work in private law in 1948 and became partner of Eggers, Sherrill & Pace in 1952. Eggers served as Senior Warden at The Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wichita Falls and was instrumental in establishing St. Paul's Mission in Olney, TX. Eggers was appointed General Counsel of the United States Treasury in 1969, serving two years. Long active in Republican politics, he ran as a republican for the Governor of Texas in 1968 and 1970. He moved to Dallas in 1970 to establish his own law firm, and subsequently formed Eggers and Wylie in 1975 which later became Eggers and Greene and led to the formation of Tower, Eggers and Greene Consulting Firm in 1987. Eggers married his second wife Virginia in 1974. He remained active in the church, and served as deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church for several years and as Chancellor to the Diocese of Dallas from 1978-92. He was an active member of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church serving as Senior Warden in '83 & '84. He was a member of Brook Hollow Golf Club and was on the Board of Governors from 1989-91. He served, at the request of Governor Clements, as chairman of the Texas Governor's Task Force on Drug Abuse. He served as trustee for Midwestern Univ. Foundation; St. Mark's School of Texas and Dallas Symphony Assoc. He was awarded Layman of the Year from the Diocese of Dallas in 1968, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Valparaiso Univ. in 1978 and Lay Canon of the Diocese in 1992. He and his identical twin brother received the Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All American Award in 1966 which recognized extraordinary achievement in life in the 25 years since playing their last college football game. Paul Eggers passed away on June 21, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.

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Paul Eggers Gubernatorial Campaign Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

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Scope and Contents

The papers of John Burns regarding Paul Eggers' gubernatorial campaign. Material consists of personal papers; clippings; correspondence; financial papers; photographs; maps; special topic documents which include the following topics: appreciation dinner, county campaign, county chairman, directories, a Farmer Stockman ad, field reports, football, fund raising, Governor's Club, inaugural ball gown shows, leadership conferences, mailings, memoranda, news articles, polls, position papers, printed materials, program papers, "Put Paul in the Picture" documents, quotas, Young Texans for Eggers documents; and stationary.

Detailed List of Contents id53491 1 60358 id53494 1 1 Correspondence: Financial 1970-08-11 - 1970-09-26 id53495 1 2 Correspondence: Booster Club, Collins-Knaggs, Organizational, Thank You 1970-06-23 - 1970-11-05 id53496 1 3 Correspondence: Financial 1970-08-24 - 1970-09-26 id53497 1 4 Correspondence: Burns, John L. – Personal Papers 1970-07-16 - 1970-09-15 id53498 1 5 Correspondence: Miscellaneous 1970-05-27 - 1970-10-17 id53499 1 6 Financial Papers: Monthly Income Statement Contribution Lists id53500 1 7 Financial Papers: Contribution Lists id53502 1 8 Subject Topics: Appreciation Dinner id53503 1 9 Subject Topics: County Campaign Organization id53504 1 10 Subject Topics: County Chairman – Organizational manual, general information id53505 1 11 Subject Topics: Directories id53506 1 12 Subject Topics: Farmer Stockman Ad id53508 1 13 Subject Topics: Field Reports id53509 1 14 Subject Topics: Football – Confirmations, Endorsements id53492 2 60359 id53510 2 1 Subject Topics: Inaugural Ball Gown Shows id53511 2 2 Subject Topics: Leadership Conferences id53512 2 3 Subject Topics: Mailings – Architects and Computer Lists id53513 2 4 Subject Topics: Mailings – Contributors 1970 id53514 2 5 Subject Topics: Mailings – Conservation –Dentists; Detective & Security id53515 2 6 Subject Topics: Mailings – Direct Primary Voters and Home Builders id53516 2 7 Subject Topics: Mailings – Lumberman’s Ass; Mayor; Local Officials; Price, Bob Listings; Special Interest Tax id53517 2 8 Subject Topics: Mailings – State Employees; Teachers; Travis County id53518 2 9 Subject Topics: Mailings – Miscellaneous id53519 2 10 Subject Topics: Memoranda id53520 2 11 Subject Topics: News Articles id53521 2 12 Subject Topics: Polls – Issues in Gubernatorial Campaign 1970 id53522 2 13 Subject Topics: Polls 1970 id53523 2 14 Subject Topics: Position Papers id53524 2 15 Subject Topics: Position Papers id53525 2 16 Subject Topics: Printed Materials id53526 2 17 Subject Topics: Proceedings – Travel Schedule id53493 3 60360 id53527 3 1 Subject Topics: Program Papers id53528 3 2 Subject Topics: “Put Paul in the Picture” Television Commercial id53529 3 3 Subject Topics: Quotas – Eggers County; Eggers Voters 1970 id53530 3 4 Subject Topics: Quotas – Eggers Voters id53531 3 5 Subject Topics: Staff Members id53532 3 6 Subject Topics: Young Texans for Eggers id53533 3 7 Stationery id53534 3 8 Photographs, Maps id53535 3 9 Clippings id135871 457-603 Photos 706519 Scope and Contents

NOTE: This box is housed in the Special Collections Department. This box contains the Fred R. Cobb Papers as well as the Russell-Newman Manufacturing Company Records. It is shelved in flat storage under the Fred R. Cobb Papers, with a Collection Number of UG.3.

id187754 603A Oversize Material 708121 Scope and Contents

These item are held in a box that houses oversize material from numerous collections.

id187755 603A 1 "Austin American Stateman: Governor's Race 70" 1970 id187756 603A 2 "Congressional Districting Confined to Rural Guidlines" 1971/06/06 Scope and Contents

A clipping from the Dallas Morning News concering changes to the congressional districts in the State of Texas.

id187757 603A 3 "The Texas Farmer Stockman" 1970/09