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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.
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.)
 
Location. 32° 26.772′ N, 95° 42.186′ W. Marker is in Ben Wheeler, Texas, 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.
 
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); Ben Wheeler Community
Morgan G. Sanders Marker and Alamo Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, May 24, 2014
2. Morgan G. Sanders Marker and Alamo Institute Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Tidmore Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ben Wheeler.
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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