Dewitt Carlock GreerCollection 1925-1984
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Although born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dewitt Carlock Greer, 1902-1986, grew up in Pittsburg, Texas. He received a degree in civil engineering from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University) in 1923. He worked in a variety of positions, as a landscape engineer, constructing parks, and city engineer, before joining the Texas Highway Department (now the Texas Department Transportation) as an engineer in 1928. At the Highway Department,...
Born in 1912 in Williamson County, Texas, E. Preston Smith moved with his family to a farm 14 miles west of Lamesa in 1923. He graduated from Lamesa High School in 1930 and received his B.B.A. from Texas Technological College in 1934. Smith married Ima Smith in 1935 and the two became parents of two children. In 1944, Smith was elected to the Texas House of Representatives where he served three terms. He moved to the Texas Senate in 1956, and served three terms there as well. ...
John Bowden Connally, Jr. (b. Feb. 27, 1917–d. June 15, 1993), served as Governor of Texas, Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy, and as Secretary of the Treasury under President Richard M. Nixon. He was wounded while a passenger in the car in which President Kennedy was assassinated. From the description of Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569402 ...