Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
After graduating from Baylor Law School, Price Daniel established his law practice in Liberty before taking his first public office in the Texas House of Representatives in 1939. His strong record led to his election as Speaker of the Texas House in 1943. Returning to public life after service in World War II, Daniel was Attorney General of Texas from 1947 until 1953. The young Attorney General vigorously defended Texasí ownership of its tidelands against federal encroachment, an issue he took with him to the United States Senate upon his election to that body in 1952. Successful in sponsoring legislation to confirm Texas ownership of the tidelands, Daniel was elected Governor of Texas in 1956 and was re-elected in 1958 and 1960. Among his many accomplishments as Governor, he championed the preservation of historic state documents and construction of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library building in Austin.
During the next three decades, Price Daniel served as head of the Office of Emergency Preparedness under President Johnson, as an Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and as a member of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. At the time of his death on August 25, 1988, Daniel had held more offices of public trust than any other individual in Texas history.
Erected 2004 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13094.)
Location. 30° 16.593′ N, 97° 44.516′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on West 14th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 West 14th Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wahrenberger House (here, next to this marker); Swedish Central Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Bar of Texas (about 300 feet away); Goodman Building (about 400 feet away); Carrington-Covert House (about 700 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Austin (about 700 feet away); Mauthe-Myrick Mansion (about 800 feet away); St. Martinís Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Regarding Price Daniel. Marker is mounted on a pole near the entrance to the Price Daniel, Sr. Building.
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas Online - Price Daniel. Price Daniel once stated that he "would rather be governor of Texas than President of the United States." (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Governor Price Daniel. A photo of Price Daniel and a short biography (Submitted on December 31, 2009.)
Categories. • Government • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 47 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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