Claude Hudspeth

Claude Hudspeth (HM15A7)

Location: Sierra Blanca, TX 79851 Hudspeth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 12.794', W 105° 29.613'

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(1877 - 1941)

State Senator and member of U.S. House of Representatives for whom Hudspeth County was named. Became a ranch worker at age 9 and editor-publisher of an Ozona newspaper at 16. Was largely self-educated.

Won seat in legislature in 1902-starting 29-year public career. He authored many bills to benefit working man. Served in Texas Senate 1907-1919. During this time, he studied law and was admitted to the bar, 1909.

Served in U.S. Congress 1919-1931. Upheld sending U.S. force to defend El Pasoans endangered by Mexican Revolutionary fighting.
HM NumberHM15A7
Year Placed1969
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 452987 N 3453338
Decimal Degrees31.21323333, -105.49355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 12.794', W 105° 29.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 12' 47.64" N, 105° 29' 36.78" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1003 Skunk Canyon Rd, Sierra Blanca TX 79851, US
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