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Ben Wheeler in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Morgan G. Sanders

(July 14, 1878 - January 7, 1956)

 
 
Morgan G. Sanders Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, May 24, 2014
1. Morgan G. Sanders Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. Legislator Morgan Gurley Sanders was born near Ben Wheeler. He published newspapers, worked as journal clerk of the state senate and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas before winning a seat in the state legislature. His public service as a Democratic politician included terms as a state legislator (1903-07), Van Zandt County attorney (1911-15), district attorney (1915-17) and U.S. Congressman (1921-39); he also continued to practice law. In 1931, Speaker of the House John Nance Garner appointed Sanders to his previous position on the powerful ways and means committee. Sanders lost his seat in a 1938 election. Twice widowed and married three times, he remained active in Van Zandt County until his death. (2010)
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16591.)
 
Location. 32° 26.772′ N, 95° 42.186′ W. Marker is in Ben Wheeler, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5300 FM 858, Ben Wheeler TX 75754, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alamo Institute (here, next to this marker); Ben Wheeler Community
Morgan G. Sanders Marker and Alamo Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, May 24, 2014
2. Morgan G. Sanders Marker and Alamo Institute Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of the Neches (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Free State of Van Zandt (approx. 4.9 miles away); Brady P. Gentry (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of C.W. Morris Cotton Gin (approx. 7.6 miles away); Site Of Old Normandy (approx. 11.2 miles away); Brownsboro Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 11.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ben Wheeler.
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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