Oral History

Virginia Clements

Clements is the widow of the late W.W. “Foots” Clements, president, CEO, and chairman of the board of the Dr. Pepper Company (1974-80). As vice president of marketing in 1963, W.W. Clements organized the Dr. Pepper bottlers meeting held in Dallas on the same day as the Kennedy assassination. The Clements were later instrumental in the opening of the Dr. Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute in Waco, Texas. Recorded January 23, 2012.