Carter, Amon Giles, 1879-1955

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Amon G. Carter was born on December 11, 1879, in Crafton, Texas. Ceasing to attend school at a young age, Carter focused the rest of his life on his career, beginning with his job as the advertising manager of the Fort Worth Star in 1905. His journalistic endeavors included a long tenure as the owner, publisher, and president of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Other ventures included establishing WBAP, Fort Worth's first radio station, and serving as chairman of the first board of directors of Texas Technological College, as president of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, and as director and part owner of American Airways, which later became American Airlines, Inc. A philanthropist, Carter established the Amon G. Carter Foundation. He died on June 23, 1955, in Fort Worth.

From the description of Amon G. Carter papers, 1806-1997 (bulk 1935-1955). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 234315909

Texas oil man, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Affiliated with the Fort Worth "Star" and "Star-Telegram" since 1906. Became president and publisher in 1923. Active member of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce and instrumental in establishing Texas Technological College at Lubbock. Served as president of the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College from 1923 to 1927. Maintained an active interest in the school. The Amon G. Carter Foundation donated the statue of Will Rogers to the school in 1950.

From the description of Papers, 1923-1927. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 24189414

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referencedIn Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. Amon Carter Museum of Western Art records, 1961-1983. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Carter, Amon Giles, 1879-1955. Amon G. Carter papers, 1806-1997 (bulk 1935-1955). Texas Christian University
referencedIn Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun), 1867-1943. Papers, 1860-1985 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Big Bend National Park land acquisition : papers, 1901-1966. Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library, Sul Ross State University Library
referencedIn Beckworth (Lindley Garrison) Papers AR 85-241., 1900, 1926-1984 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Carter, Amon G., 1879-1955. Papers, 1923-1927. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Gorham, John T. Truman, Harry collection 1945-1948 University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Joseph Berry Keenan Papers, 1942-1947 Harvard Law School, HarvardUniversity
referencedIn Roberts, John A., 1917-. Oral history interview with John A. Roberts, 1999 April 27. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Harry Truman Collection 2009-138., 1945-1948 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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associatedWith Benedict, H. Y. person
associatedWith Blanton, Annie Webb. person
associatedWith Bledsoe, William H. person
associatedWith Carpenter, John W. person
associatedWith Carter, Amon G., Jr. person
associatedWith Carter, Minnie Meachum. person
associatedWith Chitwood, R. M. person
associatedWith Cobb, B. B. person
associatedWith Connally, Tom, 1879-1963. person
associatedWith Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Crozier, C. N. person
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associatedWith Hobby, William P. person
associatedWith Horn, Paul W. person
associatedWith Hough, Harold V. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Fort Worth (Tex.)
Big Bend National Park (Tex.)
Trinity River (Tex.)
Aircraft industry
Newspaper publishing
Petroleum industry and trade
Prisoners of war
Radio broadcasting
Television broadcasting


Birth 1879-12-11

Death 1955-06-23



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