(March 29, 1899-Sept. 24, 1959)Vigorous, forthright and humane Chief Executive of Texas in years 1935-1939. Born in Bowie, one of nine children of Renne and Mary Henson Allred worked in youth as a soda pop bottler, shoeshine boy, newsboy. Attended local schools, Rice University, Cumberland Law School; was in U.S. Navy during World War I. Admitted to the Bar in 1921, his early law practice was with firm of Bernard Martin and Ben G. O'Neal, Wichita Falls. After experience as Assistant District Attorney, was named in 1923 by Governor Pat Neff to office of District Attorney, 30th District, where he earned a strong reputation in fight against Ku Klux Klan. Married Joe Betsy Miller, of Wichita Falls, and had three sons: James V. Jr., William David, and Sam Houston Allred. As Texas Attorney General 1931-1935, won many victories over monopolies; put "teeth" into gasoline tax law, to halt evasions; corrected a number of unfair trade practices; defended oil proration laws, winning the very first test case; successfully fought attempts of Federal officials to tax the income of Texas schools; established school fund's title to West Texas oil royalties worth over twenty million dollars.
|Placed By||The State of Texas|
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|Date Added||Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 606082 N 3714425|
|Decimal Degrees||33.56423333, -97.85710000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 33.854', W 97° 51.426'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 33' 51.24" N, 97° 51' 25.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 900 US-81, Bowie TX 76230, US|
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