Dancy, Oscar Cromwell, papers, 1917-1965.
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John Nance Garner was born on November 22, 1868, in post-Civil War Texas. He grew up in a log cabin at Blossom Prairie in Red River County in Northeast Texas. His father, John Nance Garner III, came to Texas from Tennessee, served in the Confederate army, and settled after the war in Red River County. The elder Garner became a successful cotton farmer and local politician in his home county. Garner's mother, Sarah Guest Garner, the daughter of a banker, encouraged her son's education. The young ...
The Democratic Party in Texas has played an important role in the political history of Texas since its declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836. Settlers from the south and east brought an overwhelming allegiance to the Democratic Party, making it the only competitive political party in the state throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The party’s dominance in local, state, and federal government over an ineffective Republican party, resulted in both a great influence o...
Builder, financier, statesman, and publisher of the Houston Chronicle. From the description of Jones, Jesse Holman, papers, 1880-1965. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23285513 U.S. secretary of commerce and financier. From the description of Papers of Jesse H. Jones, 1916-1960 (bulk 1926-1945). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81653217 Biographical Note ...
Elwood Mead (1858-1936) was territorial engineer and later, the first state engineer of Wyoming, 1888-1899, and author of its first water code. From 1899-1907, he was in charge of irrigation investigations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was chairman of the Rivers and Water Supply Commission in Victoria, Australia, 1907-1915, professor of Rural Institutions at the University of California, 1915-1924, and Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1924 until his death in 1936....
Oscar Cromwell Dancy (1879-1971), born and raised in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on December 22, 1879, received his law degree from Southern Normal University in Huntington, Tennessee. He taught in North Carolina then served with the army in the Spanish-American War. Upon returning to the United States, he served as mayor of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. This appointment was short, however, as Dancy resigned and moved with his wife to Brownsville, Texas, in 1909, ...
Morris Sheppard (1875-1941) was born May 28, 1875, in Wheatsville, Texas. He received his AB degree from the University of Texas in 1895 and his LLB in 1897. He also earned an LLM degree from Yale University, before beginning his law practice in Pittsburgh and Texarkana. In 1902, Sheppard was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to fill the space left vacant by his father’s death. He served until 1913 when he became a U.S. Senator, a post he would hold until his own death in...