Marshall Clinton Formby, Jr.

Marshall Clinton Formby, Jr. (HM1ZHN)

Location: McAdoo, TX 79243 Dickens County
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N 33° 41.068', W 101° 0.55'

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(April 12, 1911 - December 27, 1984)

Born in Hopkins County in east Texas, Marshall Clinton Formby, Jr., moved with his family to McAdoo (3 mi. N) when he was five years old and spent his adult life working for the betterment of this part of the state. Educated at Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University), the University of Texas and Baylor University school of law, Formby used his talents in a variety of business and public service opportunities.

Marshall Formby maintained extensive farming interests in west Texas in addition to oil ventures and radio, newspaper and cable television enterprises. He served as Dickens County Judge from 1936 to 1940 and was elected to the Texas Senate, although his participation as a U.S. Army captain in the European Theatre of World War II kept him away from the state capitol for much of his term.
Formby continued his statewide public service as a governor-appointed member of the Texas Highway Commission in 1953-59, including two years as chair. During his tenure, he worked for the paving of farm-to-market roads and for the implementation of the interstate highway system in Texas. A member of the Texas Tech board of regents, he also served 12 years on the state's college coordinating board.

Active in the Baptist Church and in numerous civic organizations, Marshall Formby received many awards
and honors for his service to his community, region and state. He died at his home in Plainview in 1984 and is buried in the McAdoo cemetery.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14H E 313759 N 6271017
Decimal Degrees33.68446667, -101.00916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 41.068', W 101° 0.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 41' 4.0800" N, 101° 0' 33.0000" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-114, McAdoo TX 79243, US
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