Woodville in Tyler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas Statesman Allan Shivers
One of Texas' strongest Governors, a progressive colorful, dynamic leader. Administration (1949-1957) - longest in state's history - was marked by winning fight for restoration of the Tidelands to Texas.
In State Senate, 1935, where he was youngest man ever seated up to that time, he was author of Texas Old-Age Pension and Unemployment Compensation Laws.
In 1947-1949 he served as Lieutenant Governor.
As Governor he made reforms in state hospitals prisons, schools for deaf and exceptional children; created agencies for higher education, historical preservation, water resources, studies of alcoholism. In his administration highway mileage doubled. He had a moderate tax policy and a balanced budget.
He was Chairman, National and Southern Governors Conferences, and Interstate Oil Compact Commission; President of the Council of State Governments.
Born Oct. 5, 1907, in Lufkin, of pioneer East Texas Family. Son of Robert A. and Easter Creasy Shivers. Attended Woodville Schools; Graduate of Port Arthur High School; University of Texas, B.A. 1931, LL. B. 1933.
Married Marialice Shary, 1937. Has four
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11453.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 30° 46.655′ N, 94° 24.957′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Texas, in Tyler County. Marker is at the intersection of North Charlton Street and West Dogwood Street, on the right when traveling north on North Charlton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 North Charlton Street, Woodville TX 75979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Henry Kirby and Education in Woodville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodville Academy and Woodville College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lt. Col. Phillip A. Work (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tyler County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tyler County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of James Edward Wheat (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rev. Acton Young (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodville Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodville.
Also see . . .
1. Robert Allan Shivers. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Tidelands Controversy. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.