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Near Sierra Blanca in Hudspeth County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Claude Hudspeth

(1877 - 1941)

 
 
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By Julie Szabo, February 23, 2008
1. Claude Hudspeth Marker
Inscription. State Senator and member of U.S. House of Representatives for whom Hudspeth County was named. Became a ranch worker at age 9 and editor-publisher of an Ozona newspaper at 16. Was largely self-educated.

Won seat in legislature in 1902-starting 29-year public career. He authored many bills to benefit working man. Served in Texas Senate 1907-1919. During this time, he studied law and was admitted to the bar, 1909.

Served in U.S. Congress 1919-1931. Upheld sending U.S. force to defend El Pasoans endangered by Mexican Revolutionary fighting.
 
Erected 1969 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 907.)
 
Location. 31° 12.794′ N, 105° 29.613′ W. Marker is near Sierra Blanca, Texas, in Hudspeth County. Marker is on Interstate 10 at milepost 98, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in the eastbound Interstate 10 rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Sierra Blanca TX 79851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hudspeth County Courthouse (approx. 8.4 miles away); Fort Quitman (approx. 8.4 miles away); America's Second Transcontinental Railroad
Claude Hudspeth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Claude Hudspeth Marker
(approx. 8.5 miles away); Hudspeth County (approx. 8.5 miles away); Sierra Blanca Methodist Church (approx. 8.5 miles away); The Killing of General J. J. Byrne (approx. 8.5 miles away); August Fransal (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Claude Hudspeth. (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,218 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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