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

Henry Miller Morgan

August 25, 1895 - May 9, 1961

— "A Legend Gone, but not Forgotten" —

City of Tyler Henry Miller Morgan Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Randal B. Gilbert
1. City of Tyler Henry Miller Morgan Plaque
Inscription.  Henry M. Morgan was born in Smith County, Texas. Mr. Morgan furthered his education at East Texas Academy, later named Butler College. He received a LLB degree from Summerville Law College, Dallas, Texas,and also studied at Wiley College.

Mr. Morgan was actively and politically involved in various organizations including organizing the H.M. Morgan Lodge, serving as Exalted Ruler; President of the Tyler Chapter of the NAACP; Vice President of the 1936 Tyler Negro Chamber of Commerce, and elected chairman of East Texas District at the State Republican Convention, San Antonio, Texas.

Mr. Morgan worked at Star Barber Shop as a barber and an entrepreneur in dry cleaning, construction and radio repair.

He was a member of St. Louis Baptist Church, trustee of Butler College, President of National and Texas Association of Tonsorial Artists, President of Tyler Democratic Progressive Voters League, and Vice-President of Texas Association of Barber Schools.
Erected by City of Tyler.
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Location. 32° 21.049′ N, 95° 17.947′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on East Erwin Street east of North Spring Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 E Erwin St, Tyler TX 75702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Henry Miller Morgan (here, next to this marker); 1881 Smith County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arthur "Dooley" Wilson (about 400 feet away); Camp Ford (about 400 feet away); Smith County as a 19th Century Legal Center (about 400 feet away); Yarbrough Building (about 500 feet away); Camp Fannin (about 500 feet away); Smith County C.S.A. / Tyler-Smith County C.S.A. Men and Units (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 177 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 17, 2024