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The Watergate Investigation began with leadership by Texarkana-area Congressman.

In the early days of the investigation of the infamous Watergate break-in, Congress’ primary goal was to “follow the money” to determine who funded the Watergate burglars. This job fell to the House of Representative’s Banking Committee, which was chaired by long-serving congressman Wright Patman, a native of Hughes Springs in Cass county. The success of that committee’s work was the first step in the important work of uncovering the truth about the Watergate story. Congressman Wright Patman – namesake of Lake Wright Patman – served this area in Congress for almost fifty years, and was instrumental in the location of Red River Army Depot, with its inestimable economic impact on our region for its life. 

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