FLOWERS, ALLEN GILBERT
FLOWERS, ALLEN GILBERT (1869–1935). Allen Gilbert Flowers, lawyer, teacher, and college administrator, was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on December 31, 1869, the son of Thomas Evans and Matilda Anne (Mack) Flowers. He worked for more than a quarter of a century as a printer, first in Sumter and after 1900 in the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. He attended the YMCA night school and received LL.B and LL.M. degrees at George Washington University in 1906 and 1907. In 1908 he was admitted to the bar and on November 8 of that year married Sue Duncan Hall of Meredithville, Virginia. In 1911 Flowers moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to publish the Arkansas Sentinel. From 1912 to 1919 he served as deputy prosecuting attorney of Washington County, Arkansas. He was a lecturer in economics at the University of Arkansas in 1916 and during World War I served as a major in the home guards and as a representative of the adjutant general of Arkansas to advise selective service boards. In 1920 Flowers helped to establish the law school at Baylor University and was named its dean, a position he held until his death. He was a Democrat, a Mason, and a Baptist. He died in Waco on May 11, 1935.
Dallas Morning News, May 12, 1935. Who's Who in America, 1942–43.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.J. D. Bragg, "FLOWERS, ALLEN GILBERT," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffl20), accessed February 07, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles