Bowie in Montague County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home County of Governor James V. Allred
(March 29, 1899-Sept. 24, 1959)
In 1934 race for Governor, James V. Allred was victorious over five opponents. In 1935 he was named "Outstanding Young Man in America" by the National Junior Chamber of Commerce. Won second term by landslide, in 1936. As Governor, 1935-1939, he implemented strong executive, legislative and judicial programs to correct social and economic ills; led fight that outlawed pari-mutuel gambling in Texas. During his administration, Social Security amendments were added to Texas Constitution, and on Nov. 19, 1935, he signed the state's first Old-Age Assistance Bill; soon instituted Aid to Dependent Children, Aid to Needy Blind, and a Teachers' Retirement Fund. Secured for schools the greatest per capita apportionment that they had known; obtained for the instructors fairer salaries; advanced building programs for colleges and other state institutions. Set up a Board of Pardons and Paroles to correct old system whereby it was alleged a Governor might "sell" pardons; initiated prison reforms; revised Industrial Labor Commission; instituted Unemployment Insurance system. Combined Texas Rangers and Highway Patrol to form State Department of Public Safety. In 1937 gave encouragement to an aspiring statesman, Lyndon B. Johnson, then running for Congress and later to be 36th President
Erected 1968 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 2521.)
Location. 33° 33.854′ N, 97° 51.426′ W. Marker is in Bowie, Texas, in Montague County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 81 south of Adkins Street when traveling south. Located in Meyers Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowie TX 76230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montague County (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Bowie (approx. 0.6 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); United Methodist Church of Montague (approx. 10.4 miles away); Montague Catholic Cemetery (approx. 10.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.