Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jane Yelvington McCallum
One of the most prominent leaders of the Texas woman suffrage movement of the early 20th century, Jane Y. McCallum lived in this house with her husband, Arthur N., and five children. As a member of the Texas Joint Legislative Council (nicknamed “The Petticoat Lobby”), she worked for political and social reform through the Texas Legislature. Appointed Secretary of State by Gov. Dan Moody in 1927, she was reappointed by Gov. Ross Sterling in 1931. During her term of office she discovered and had preserved an original signed copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15417.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Women. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 30° 17.972′ N, 97° 44.498′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on West 32nd Street east of King Street, on the right when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 W 32nd Street, Austin TX 78705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Leser House (approx. ¼ mile away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whitley-Keltner House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zeta Tau Alpha House (approx. half a mile away); Buen Retiro (approx. half a mile away); All Saints’ Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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