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Wichita Falls in Wichita County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Texas Governor James V. Allred

(1899-1959)

 
 
Texas Governor James V. Allred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. Texas Governor James V. Allred Marker
Inscription.  From this courthouse, James V. Allred began his career that led to highest state office. As lawyer with firm of O'Neal and Martin, he won elections as district attorney in 1923 and Attorney General of Texas, 1931. Governor from 1935 to 1939, he corrected many social and economic ills, ushering in era of better government for state. In his last years, he was a federal judge. He is remembered for his crusading liberalism and his personal integrity. He married Joe Betsy Miller. They had three sons.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2737.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 33° 54.721′ N, 98° 29.681′ W. Marker is in Wichita Falls, Texas, in Wichita County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and Lamar Street, on the right when traveling west on 7th Street. Located at the Wichita County Courthouse on 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 7th Street, Wichita Falls TX 76301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
Marker in front of Wichita County Courthouse (Middle of three) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Marker in front of Wichita County Courthouse (Middle of three)
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Joseph Hudson Barwise (here, next to this marker); First County Officials (here, next to this marker); The Lost Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Charlye Ola Farris (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wichita Falls Bank Robbery of 1896 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John F. O'Donohue (approx. ¼ mile away); George Alonzo Soule (approx. ¼ mile away); The Zale Legacy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on James V Allred. (Submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Texas Governor James V. Allred between President Roosevelt & Lyndon B. Johnson. image. Click for full size.
By PD-Author, May 12, 1937
3. Texas Governor James V. Allred between President Roosevelt & Lyndon B. Johnson.
"FDR shakes hands with young LBJ, Gov. Allred of Texas in between. Galveston, Texas on May 12, 1937." In later campaigns, Johnson edited Governor Allred out of the picture to assist his campaign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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