Coke R. Stevenson Historical

Coke R. Stevenson Historical (HM1XVS)

Location: Junction, TX 76849 Kimble County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 29.347', W 99° 45.969'

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Coke R. Stevenson
Texas Statesman

Strong resourceful conservative governor. Placed Texas on a cash basis with no increase in taxes nor curtailment of services to the people - changing a $34,000,000 deficit to a $35,000,000 surplus. Lifetime resident Kimble County. Son of pioneer settlers R.M. and Virginia Hurley Stevenson, born March 20, 1888. In school only 22 months, studied throughout his life. At 10 got a ranch job, at 16 owned and operated Junction-Brady Freight Line. At 18, entered banking as a janitor, advancing to president. Studied law and was licensed in 1913.
County Attorney, County Judge, Legislator 1929-1939. While he was speaker, State House of Representatives, landmark legislation included first drivers license law; municipal indebtedness reporting law; creation of state auditor's office; Lower Colorado River Authority; Highway Department pay-as-you-go plan.
First Texan to hold the three highest executive posts: Speaker of the House (1933-1937), Lieutenant Governor (1939-1941), Governor (1941-1947). Also first to have more than two terms as governor.
Over 50 years a Methodist, lawyer, mason, rancher. Married in 1912 Fay Wright (deceased 1942), in 1954 Mrs. Marguerite King Heap. Children: Coke, Jr. and Jane.   (1966)
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Year Placed1966
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 426470 N 3373234
Decimal Degrees30.48911667, -99.76615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 29.347', W 99° 45.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 29' 20.82" N, 99° 45' 58.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)830, 325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 TX-481 Loop, Junction TX 76849, US
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