Governor of Texas (1949-1957)Born here, in now-razed house, Oct. 5,1907, to Robert and Easter C. Shivers, pioneer East Texas family. As youth, worked at odd jobs to earn own pocket money. Was State Senator 12 years; Lieutenant Governor for two. A strong, progressive Governor, his term (longest in state history) was marked by reforms in state hospitals and special schools, prison and highway improvement, protection of natural resources and historic sites, and creation of agencies on alcoholism and for higher education.
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|Placed By||Texas Historical Survey Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 334815 N 3468282|
|Decimal Degrees||31.33726667, -94.73631667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 20.236', W 94° 44.179'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 20' 14.16" N, 94° 44' 10.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 715 Ellis Ave, Lufkin TX 75904, US|
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