Governor Miriam A. Ferguson June 13, 1875 - June 25, 1961James Ferguson, son of a Methodist preacher, and Miriam Wallace, daughter of a wealthy farmer, were Bell County natives. They married in 1899 and later settled with their two daughters in Temple. James, running as "Farmer Jim", won the Governorship in 1914. His first term saw improvement of rural schools and the prison system, and relief for tenant farmers. In 1917 he began a second term, but within months he was impeached on charges that included mishandling of state funds; convicted by a special session of the 35th Legislature; and removed from office. In 1924 the Texas Supreme Court upheld a law barring him from state office, so Miriam ran for Governor in his place.
|Placed By||The Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 621095 N 3349674|
|Decimal Degrees||30.27270000, -97.74103333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 16.362', W 97° 44.462'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 16' 21.72" N, 97° 44' 27.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13102-13202 Dessau Rd, Austin TX 78701, US|
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