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KERR COUNTY

... Unionism in the county. Men from the county served in the war on both sides, with most serving in state regiments allocated to frontier service. While the divisiveness attendant on the Civil War caused lasting bitterness in the county, the county economy ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 17:42 - 0 attachments

SHARPSTOWN STOCK-FRAUD SCANDAL

... Osorio, Frank Sharp, and a number of other defendants. The civil suit also was filed against Sharp's corporations, including the ... seats were contested than in any year since World War II . (Redistricting decisions by the federal courts added to the high ...

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FRENCH EXPEDITION

... and worked five years as a cabin boy on an English man-of-war. He then returned to Kentucky and married Judge Edwards's daughter. After ... of the United States secretary of state. During the Civil War French was arrested in Connecticut, probably for outfitting a ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/12/2010 - 17:07 - 0 attachments

EDWARDS, GEORGE CLIFTON

... In 1920 he became a charter member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was an early activist in the National Association ... because he thought its position of neutrality in World War II in the face of Hitler's aggression was untenable. He later became a ...

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BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

... offenders for their crimes and restores all of their civil rights. A conditional pardon releases offenders from prison and extends ... and civilian personnel shortages associated with World War II, the number of prisoners freed by the board and the governor exceeded ...

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COLORADO RIVER

... able to ascend the Colorado to Austin. After the Civil War the Colorado ceased to be a factor in transportation. The delta that ...

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VOSPER, SAMUEL CHARLES PHELPS

... architecture. Between 1933 and 1935 he worked for the Civil Works Administration in San Antonio and Austin, the University of Texas ... post offices for the Treasury Department during World War II . In 1945 he returned to Texas, and for the next decade and a half he ...

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ABERT, JAMES WILLIAM

... affairs and visit various forts and arsenals. When the Civil War broke out Abert served in the Shenandoah valley from June 1861 to ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/09/2010 - 16:19 - 0 attachments

QUIN, CHARLES KENNON

... as a major in the Texas National Guard during World War I , and was district judge (Twenty-fifth District) from 1921 to 1923. ... collector. Quin attacked Maverick's ties with the American Civil Liberties Union, branding the organization Communist. Maverick beat Quin ...

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O'HAIR, MADALYN MURRAY

... on October 9, 1941, but they separated when she joined the war effort and served as a cryptographer in Africa and Italy. They divorced in ... statement of the American Atheists was to "defend the civil rights of non-believers, work for the separation of church and state, and ...

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