Lufkin in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Birthplace of Allan Shivers
Governor of Texas (1949-1957)
Born here, in now-razed house, Oct. 5, 1907, to Robert and Easter C. Shivers, pioneer East Texas family. As youth, worked at odd jobs to earn own pocket money. Was State Senator 12 years; Lieutenant Governor for two. A strong, progressive Governor, his term (longest in state history) was marked by reforms in state hospitals and special schools, prison and highway improvement, protection of natural resources and historic sites, and creation of agencies on alcoholism and for higher education.
In private life, one of Texas' outstanding business leaders.
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8722.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 31° 20.236′ N, 94° 44.179′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on Ellis Street east of Kelley Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lufkin Daily News (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Depot Explosion and Mystery KRBA-AM Radio Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Calder (Cotton) Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Rehearsal Hall for The Hoo Hoo Band (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kerr's Inc. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company (approx. half a mile away); W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.