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Governor James V. Allred. Autumn Boelen, Coletta Holland, and Lane Gaston Mrs. McAninch Saint Jo High School Saint Jo, Texas Montague County. Early Life and Family. James Burr V Allred was born in Bowie, Texas on March 29, 1899 to Renne and Mary Henson Allred.

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Governor james v allred

Governor James V. Allred

Autumn Boelen, Coletta Holland, and Lane Gaston

Mrs. McAninch

Saint Jo High School

Saint Jo, Texas

Montague County


Early life and family

Early Life and Family

  • James Burr V Allred was born in Bowie, Texas on March 29, 1899 to Renne and Mary Henson Allred.

  • He grew up in a strict household with his nine brothers and sisters where he learned many important valuesthat would help him later in life, such as tolerance, persistence, and work ethic.


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Early Life and Family

  • His father was one of the first rural mail carriers in Montague County and his mother stayed at home and taught the children practical skills including shorthand, bookkeeping, business arithmetic.

  • James worked as a soda pop bottler, a shoeshine boy, a newsboy, and a mail carrier substitute for his father, as well as taking care of his chores at home.


Education

Education

  • James Allred completed his primary education at Bowie High School then went to business college.

  • He enrolled at Rice Institute with free tuition but soon dropped out because he did not have enough to support himself.

  • After working for the United States Bureau of Immigration and serving in World War I, he studied law at Cumberland University in Tennessee.

Rice Institute (now Rice University) in Houston, Texas in 1913

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Early career

Early Career

  • After dropping out of Rice Institute, James Allred worked for the U.S. Bureau of Immigration.

  • In 1917, he entered the United States Navy and served in World War I.

  • After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in Texas in 1921 and soon joined Bernard Martin and Ben G. Oneal’s firm in Wichita Falls.

  • In 1922, James Allred became Assistant District Attorney.

James (also known as Jimmy) Allred

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Early Career

  • In 1923, James Allred, only twenty-four at the time, was appointed to the post of District Attorney for the 30th Judicial District of Texas, which included Wichita, Archer, and Young counties. 

  • He was known as “the fighting district attorney” because of his objection to the Ku Klux Klan.

A Ku Klux Klan meeting

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Allred’s Campaign Posters

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Personal life

Personal Life

  • In 1927, James Allred married Joe Betsy Miller, who was the daughter of Claude Miller, Wichita Falls councilman, and granddaughter of old-time district attorney in Hamilton, Texas.

  • James Allred and Joe Betsy Miller had three sons named James V., William David, and Sam Houston.

  • On September 27, 1959 in Lardeo, Texas, James Burr V Allred died.

James, Joe Betsy, and two of their sons.

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James Allred Wakeboarding

Governor Walter Huxman of Kansas

Allred with Hollywood star, Ginger Rogers

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Campaign materials for Governor Allred

Sketch of James Allred


Accomplishments

Accomplishments

  • Allred built the foundation for the gasoline tax law.

  • He established the title to West Texas oil royalties for the state school fund and fought the attempts of the federal governments to tax the income of Texas schools.

  • He helped to raise the living standards of Texans by fighting the Depression.

  • Allred signed the first old-age assistance bill into law for Texans in 1935.

  • He also helped many people including dependent children and the blind.


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Accomplishments

  • He aided educators by setting up a teacher’s retirement fund and taking steps to obtain fairer salaries.

  • Allred signed into law the first unemployment insurance measure of Texas and improved facilities for public health.

  • Allred increased the funds of the Livestock Sanitary Commission.

  • During his term as governor, roads were paved, drivers began to be licensed in the state, and Texas administered motor bus regulations.

  • He ended pari-mutuel betting in Texas.


Facts

Facts

  • The V in James Burr V Allred’s name is actually his name, not an initial.

  • Many people sought advice from Allred, including: Lyndon B. Johnson, Ralph Yarborough, Robert B. Anderson, and Robert Calvert.

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt highly commended his work.

  • President Barrack Obama may be an Allred descendant according to Federal Census records. Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, was a descendant of an Allred.

President Barrack Obama

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Allred, President Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson

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Picture of Allred in Time Magazine

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Allred signing the Texas Centennial legislation in 1935

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A flyer commenting on a trip Allred took to Hollywood

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Allred and Roosevelt in Fort Worth

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Works cited information

Works Cited (Information)

  • http://allredfamily.com

  • http://www.laits.utexas.edu

  • http://www.tshaonline.org

  • http://www.allredfamily.com


Works cited pictures

Works Cited (Pictures)

  • http://www.texascentennial.com

  • www.tsl.texas.gov

  • www.laits.utexas.edu

  • www.sechistorical.org

  • en.wikisource.org

  • allredfamily.com

  • http://icplibrary.wordpress.com

  • content.time.com


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