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Ben Wheeler in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Morgan G. Sanders

(July 14, 1878 - January 7, 1956)

 
 
Morgan G. Sanders Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, May 24, 2014
1. Morgan G. Sanders Texas Historical Marker
Inscription.  Legislator Morgan Gurley Sanders was born near Ben Wheeler. He published newspapers, worked as journal clerk of the state senate and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas before winning a seat in the state legislature. His public service as a Democratic politician included terms as a state legislator (1903-07), Van Zandt County attorney (1911-15), district attorney (1915-17) and U.S. Congressman (1921-39); he also continued to practice law. In 1931, Speaker of the House John Nance Garner appointed Sanders to his previous position on the powerful ways and means committee. Sanders lost his seat in a 1938 election. Twice widowed and married three times, he remained active in Van Zandt County until his death. (2010)
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16591.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 32° 26.772′ N, 95° 42.186′ W. Marker is in Ben Wheeler, Texas
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, in Van Zandt County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5300 FM 858, Ben Wheeler TX 75754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alamo Institute (here, next to this marker); Cane Syrup Production in Van Zandt County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ben Wheeler Community (about 600 feet away); Battle of the Neches (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Free State of Van Zandt (approx. 4.9 miles away); Brady P. Gentry (approx. 4.9 miles away); Asbury Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); Adren Anglin (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ben Wheeler.
 
Morgan G. Sanders Marker and Alamo Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, May 24, 2014
2. Morgan G. Sanders Marker and Alamo Institute Marker
Morgan G. Sanders Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Leichsenring, November 26, 2023
3. Morgan G. Sanders Marker
Marker is on the left; Alamo Institute marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas.   3. submitted on November 27, 2023, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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