Oscar J. Martinez
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Washington, D.C.
Summary of Interview
Biography; the terms "Chicano"; origin of the name "Oaxaca"; school years at Lamar and El Paso High Schools; poverty in South El Paso; relations with Anglos over the years; experiences at Texas Western College and in the Army; the effects of World War II; beginnings in politics; conversion to the Republican Party; Cabinet Committee on Opportunity for the Spanish Speaking.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
Listen to the Interview
Length of Transcript
Interview with Fernando Oaxaca by Oscar J. Martinez, 1975, "Interview no. 196," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.