MCCAN, CLAUDE K.
MCCAN, CLAUDE K. (1899–1975). Claude K. McCan, rancher and cattle breeder, son of James Ferdinand and Emily (McFaddin) McCan, was born in Victoria, Texas, in 1899. His father was a landscape artist, and his mother was a daughter of rancher James A. McFaddin. He was educated in the Victoria public schools and the Tome School in Maryland, as well as the University of Texas. He married Sue Ragsdale in 1923. They had two children. McCan was a trustee of the McFaddin estate. He assumed management of the McFaddin Ranch in 1924 and continued the breeding program of his grandfather, J. A. McFaddin, and his uncle, Al McFaddinqv. After thirty years of experimentation he developed a Hereford-Brahman cross that breeds true and thrives in the Gulf Coast region; his cattle have been called "McCan Cattle." McCan was also a partner in Welder and McCan, a steer brokerage firm, and a member of the board of directors of Victoria National Bank. He served as president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association from 1942 to 1944 and was chairman of the Production and Marketing Administration for Texas in the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. He died in 1975.
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.Handbook of Texas Online, Rosine McFaddin Wilson, "McCan, Claude K.," accessed January 23, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmccb.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.