Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling (1875-1949)

Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling (1875-1949) (HM1MGT)

Location: Anahuac, TX 77514 Chambers County
Country: United States of America
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N 29° 42.684', W 94° 40.505'

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Governor of Texas 1931-33, during critical years of the Depression. Born and reared on family farm here.

As a youth hoeing these fields, learned to stay ahead by taking "3 or 4 licks" while others took 2. followed this vigorous philosophy throughout life.

In 1898 he married Maud Abbie Gage; had 5 children. In 1910 bought 2 wells which he developed into the Humble Oil & Refining Company in 1917. Then entered real estate development in Houston, 1925: bought the Houston "Dispatch" and "Post," forerunners of present Houston "Post." As head of Texas Highway Commission, 1927-30, achieved great reforms in roads programs.

His term as governor saw forceful handling of crises of the times. He called a special session of the Legislature to deal with over-production in agriculture. Also put teeth into measures to control oil production by placing 4 counties under martial law following violations of conservation rules.

When he returned to private life, his fortune had been lost. Undaunted, he launched the Sterling Oil & Refining Company and eventually was head of other major businesses. Philanthropies included gift of his La Porte estate as a boys' home, founding of boys' camp and donations to Texas Christian University.
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HM NumberHM1MGT
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Marker Number9134
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 337964 N 3287981
Decimal Degrees29.71140000, -94.67508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.684', W 94° 40.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 41.04" N, 94° 40' 30.3" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4950 Eagle Rd, Anahuac TX 77514, US
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