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Knute Kenneth Rockne (/kəˈnuːt ˈrɒkni/ kə-NOOT ROK-nee; March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was a Norwegian-American football player and coach at the University of Notre Dame. Rockne is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. His biography at the College Football Hall of Fame identifies him as "without question, American football's most-renowned coach". Rockne helped to popularize the forward pass and made the Notre Dame Fighting Irish a major factor in college footba...
An agriculturist and educator, Bradford Knapp was born in Vinton, Iowa, on December 24, 1870. He was the son of Seaman Asahel Knapp, a noted agricultural authority. Bradford Knapp attended Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University) and the University of Michigan. He married Stella White in 1904, and they had five children. He was appointed a special assistant in the U. S. Department of Agriculture in 1909. In 1914 he was made Chief of the Office of Extension Work for the Southern Stat...
William “Bill” P. Hobby served as lieutenant governor of Texas for 18 years (1973-1991). Born in Houston on January 19, 1932, he is the son of former Texas governor William Pettus Hobby, Sr. and Oveta Culp Hobby. He graduated from Rice University in 1953, served for several years in the United States Navy, and then joined the staff of the Houston Post, owned by the Hobby family. Hobby became executive editor and president of the newspaper company in 1965, and he remained president u...
Texas Technological College professor. Born August 14, 1880 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Graduated from Kansas State College with a B.S. in Agriculture in 1902. Married Mary Josephine Edwards, 1911. Supervised U.S. Department of Agriculture experiment stations in Panhandle of Texas and bred varieties of grain seed. Received M.S. from Texas A&M while serving as assistant director of Texas Agricultural Experiment Station there. Served as first dean of agriculture at Texas Tech University in 1925 to ...
Author. Educator. Born 1870 in Boonesville, Missouri. Received A.M. degree from Central College in Fayette, Missouri in 1888 and L.L.D. from Baylor University in 1917. Taught in rural schools (1884-1885); the Pryor Institute (1889-1892), and served as a high school principal in Sherman, Texas (1895-1897). Was superintendent in Houston (1904-1921) and the American School in Mexico City (1921-1922). Became president of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas (1922-1923). In 1923, was appointe...
Brigadier General William Graham Webb (1824-1902) was a lawyer, soldier, and newspaperman from Georgia, who moved to La Grange, Texas, in 1844. He married Sarah Hill in 1848, and the couple had four children, including Eugenia Webb, mother to Annie Webb Blanton (1870-1945). After fighting during the Mexican War, Webb joined the Texas Militia and practiced law in La Grange. The 22nd Brigrade of the Texas Militia, consisting of Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda Cou...
Businessman, ranch manager and college president. Born in 1885 in Rico, Colorado. Manager of the Spur Ranch in Dickens County, Texas, from 1913-1939. Instrumental in the establishment of Texas Technological College, served on the original Board of Directors, and was the third president of the college from 1939-1944. Member of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce and the Good Roads Movement. Active in land sales and colonization, banking and politics, and numerous social, historical and fraternal o...
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 Tex...
John W. Carpenter (1916-1996) was born in Starkville, Mississippi. He graduated from high school in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and later studied engineering at Oklahoma A&M and Mississippi State College. He entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1935, and graduated with a bachelor''s degree in military science in 1939. He also attended the Air Command and Staff School and the Air War College. After graduation from the U.S. Military Academy, he attended the Air Corps flying scho...
Railroad executive, civic leader, veteran, musician, University Board Member. Born in 1892 in Brownwood, Texas. Served in World War I and World War II. Vice-president of the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad and served on the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College from 1961-1966. Member of the Committee of Governing Boards of State Supported Universities, Texas Transportation Institute, West Texas Chamber of Commerce, Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, Texas Heritage Foundation, and American...
Attorney, Texas legislator. Born 1869 at Cleburne, Texas. Graduated from University of Texas Law School in 1890. Came to Lubbock, Texas, to set up law practice in 1908. Served in the Texas House of Representatives (1915-1919), the Texas Senate (1919-1927), and played a major role in the impeachment of Governor James E. Ferguson. Authored Senate Bill 103, creating Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) and was instrumental, in 1923, in locating the college at Lubbock, Texas. Died...
Dr. Billy Ross, the chair of the School of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University, and a Mass Communications faculty member, Richard Schroeder, went to Pueblo, Colorado, to film German World War II art works which were supposed to be returned to Germany. Ross received permission from the U. S. Army to film the works. Ross wrote down the documentation information that went with each art work while Schroeder did the photography work. From the guide to the German Art from the Bill...