Inscription. Elliott Bowers entered Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1937 and completed his bachelor’s and master's degrees in Music by 1942. He earned a doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Houston in 1959. After military service in World War II, Bowers returned to SHSTC to serve as director of several activities and as vice president before being elevated to the presidency in 1970. His administration promoted new construction and student recruitment.
By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
|1. Elliott Toulmin Bowers Marker|
Erected 2006 by SHSU Alumni Association.
Location. 30° 43.614′ N, 95° 32.634′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Avenue F / Martin Luther King Drive near 9th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Grave site is within Oakwood Cemetery, near the corner of Avenue F (MLK Drive) and 9th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77341, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry Fishburne Estill (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of The Steamboat House (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); Charles Norton Shaver (about 400 feet away); Harmon Luther Lowman (about 700 feet away); Joshua Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Soldiers Graves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
Regarding Elliott Toulmin Bowers. Elliott T. Bowers (1919-2003) served the third longest term (1970-1989) as president of SHSU. The university football stadium (1986) was renamed in his honor.
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1. Sam Houston State University Hall of Presidents. ...he was asked how he would like to be remembered, he puffed a couple of times on his pipe and replied, "That I cared." (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. About Elliott Toulmin Bowers. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by N. Name. Esc. of Austin, Texas.)
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