Texas Medical Center, Macon, N. Don, MDA-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.), Anderson, Monroe D. (Monroe Dunaway), 1873-1939, M.D. Anderson Foundation (Houston, Tex.), University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Fulbright, Crooker, and Freeman (Houston, Tex.), Baylor College of Medicine
Col. William B. Bates, Part 2 of 3. Interviewed by Don Macon. Col. Bates discusses some of his experiences as district attorney in three East Texas counties shortly after World War I. These include bootleggers and members of the Klu Klux Klan. In later 1922, he traveled to Houston seeking a connection to further his career in law. He joined the firm of Fulbright & Crooker on January 1, 1923. Mr. John Freeman became a partner in the firm, as did Col. Bates. Col. Bates worked closely with members of the Anderson-Clayton firm for many years. He tells of his association with Mr. M. D. Anderson and the eventual establishment of the M. D. Anderson Foundation. Col. Bates relates the story of the planning and implementation of the state cancer research hospital, its temporary quarters in the Baker estate, the concept of a Texas Medical Center and acquisition of its land, the move of Baylor College of Medicine from Dallas to Houston, the permanent structure for the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Research Institute, the University of Texas Dental Branch, and other institutions in the medical center. See more at ic-084.pdf.
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Recommended CitationCitation Information:Bates, William B. (1889-1974), "Interview with Colonel William B. Bates, Part 2 of 3" (1973).
DigitalCommons@TMC, Texas Medical History Documents, Historical A/V from the Texas Medical Center. Paper 64.