WINTERS, JOHN HOWARD
WINTERS, JOHN HOWARD (1901–1966). John Howard Winters, county commissioner and welfare director, son of John William and Frances Ruth (Hatchet) Winters, was born in Stephenville on December 10, 1901. He attended John Tarleton Agricultural College and Simmons College. He was married to Guydelle Vineyard on August 8, 1921, and they had one son. Winters taught school in Amarillo in 1922 and remained in that city's school system for four years; he then entered the wholesale grain business and was manager of a milling and grain company in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in 1928–29. He returned to the Panhandle area and continued in the grain business until 1943. He served on the Amarillo school board and the Amarillo College board from 1931 to 1933. He was county commissioner of Potter County from 1937 to 1943 and was president of the Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association in 1941–42. In August 1943 Winters was appointed executive director of the State Department of Public Welfare, a position he held for twenty-three years, serving under five governors. Winters was named president of the American Public Welfare Association in 1953. His title as a state department head was changed to commissioner of welfare in 1957, and he remained in that position until his death in Austin on December 1, 1966. He was buried in Austin Memorial Park.
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