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J. Con Lanier oral history interview, March 19, 1973

Date: Mar. 19 1973 | Identifier: OH0009
Mr. Lanier, a veteran of World War I and a leading tobacco expert, relates his experiences as a soldier and tobacconist. He discusses his role in drafting the first tobacco production control legislation (1933-1934), efforts to gain support from farmers, introduction of grading systems, development of export markets, tobacco taxes, acreage quotas, and changes in marketing and production methods since 1930. On World War I he elaborates on experiences as a soldier in France and Germany. Interviewer: Donald R. Lennon. more...