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Uvalde in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Nance Garner

(November 22, 1868 - November 7, 1967)

 
 
John Nance Garner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William F Haenn
1. John Nance Garner Marker
Inscription.  

Vice President of U.S. 1933-1941. Began career as Uvalde County Judge 1893-1896. Served in Texas Legislature 1898-1902; in U.S. Congress 1904-1932, where he was, in last term, Speaker of House of Representatives. Also an able trial lawyer, rancher, banker, and benefactor of Southwest Texas Junior College. Married Ettie Rheiner. Had a son, Tully; one grandchild, Genevieve G. Currie.

Known as "Cactus Jack" for his unique western individualism.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2794.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 29° 11.907′ N, 99° 48.783′ W. Marker is in Uvalde, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 90) 0.2 miles west of South Old Eagle Pass Road (Farm to Market Road 481), on the left when traveling west. The marker is located in the Uvalde/Hilcrest Cemetery south of US 90. Highway signage directs to the grave site. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reading Wood Black (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); M.J. "Jerry" Franklin (about 800 feet away); Pat Garrett (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jardin de Heroes / Garden of Heroes (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nicolas Street School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Judge John Nance Garner (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Nance Garner Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Nance Garner House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uvalde.
 
John Nance Garner gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William F Haenn
2. John Nance Garner gravesite
John Nance Garner, Vice President of the United States image. Click for full size.
3. John Nance Garner, Vice President of the United States
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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