Madisonville in Madison County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jubal Richard Parten
Throughout his career in the oil industry, Parten stayed active in the affairs of his alma mater and national politics. He served on the University of Texas board of regents from 1935-1941 and received a distinguished alumnus award from his beloved university in 1987. During WWII, Parten served as director of the Transportation Division of the Petroleum Administration for War, responsible for delivering necessary oil for the war effort. J.R. also participated in the post-war negotiations at the Potsdam Conference. President Harry S. Truman called on Parten again in 1950, to organize the Petroleum Administration for Defense
J.R. Parten divorced Opal in 1947, and married Patsy Edwards Puterbaugh and the couple had two children. Parten always generously gave back to Madison County whenever donations were asked. He also gifted multiple tracts of land for an elementary school, hospital, and the Madison County Library. Parten died on November 9, 1992, and is buried in the Madisonville Cemetery.
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18729.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Roads & Vehicles • War, World I • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 16, 1896.
Location. 30° 56.8′ N, 95° 54.549′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Texas, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of South May Street (State Highway 75) and Bacon Street, on the right when traveling north on South May Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 South May Street, Madisonville TX 77864, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Truman Kimbro (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Madisonville Wilson Chapel Methodist Church (approx. Ύ mile away); Madison County (approx. one mile away); Site of Bullard Community (approx. 2½ miles away); Jozye Church and Cemetery (approx. 3½ miles away); Town of Bedias (approx. 12.1 miles away); Bedias First Baptist Church (approx. 12.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
Also see . . . Parten, Jubal Richard. (Submitted on June 25, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. 3. submitted on April 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.