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

Birthplace of Allan Shivers

Governor of Texas (1949-1957)

 
 
Birthplace of Allan Shivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, July 16, 2012
1. Birthplace of Allan Shivers Marker
Inscription.  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 Texas Historical Survey Commission. (Marker Number 8722.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
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. The Depot Explosion and Mystery (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Birthplace of Allan Shivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, July 16, 2012
2. Birthplace of Allan Shivers Marker
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); Lufkin Telephone Exchange (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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