Suite 8F Group

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Formation1930s
Extinction1960s
HeadquartersSuite 8F
Membership• George R. Brown
• Herman Brown
• Jesse H. Jones
• James A. Elkins
• Gus Wortham
• Lyndon B. Johnson
• Sam Rayburn
• John Connally
• Walter Mischer
• James Abercrombie
• Hugh Roy Cullen
• William Hobby
• William Vinson
• Morgan J. Davis
• Albert Thomas
• Alvin Wirtz
• Thomas Corcoran
• Homer Thornberry
• Edward Clark

The Suite 8F Group (named after the regular meeting place, rented long term by Brown & Root) was network of politically active businessman in Texas from the 1930s into the 1960s.[1] The name comes from the room in the Lamar Hotel in Houston, Texas where they held their meetings.[1] The room was reported to have been permanently rented to and paid by Brown and Root.[1]

According to Texas Monthly, the 8F Crowd had gained "unequaled influence in state and national government" after the end World War II when George R. Brown, Gus Wortham, and Charles Francis of Vinson & Elkins founded Texas Eastern.[1] The group was reported to exercise leverage over Big Oil.[1] The 8F Crowd had connections to various media outlets including the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Post, television station KPRC, and radio stations KPRC and KTRK-TV#History.[1]



References

  1. a b c d e f Hurt III, Harry (April 1976). "The Most Powerful Texans". Texas Monthly. Austin, Texas: Mediarex Communications Corporation. 4 (4): 73. ISSN 0148-7736. Retrieved December 4, 2014.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").


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