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Texas History - James V. Allred

The 33rd Governor of Texas was James Burr V. Allred.
Accomplishments: Allred devoted most of his first term of office to cooperating with federal programs designed to combat the Great Depression. He won approval for measures to provide increased support for public education, highway construction, the establishment of the Texas Department of Public Safety, and expanded services for the elderly and needy, though the legislature refused to fund many of the programs. Allred won national note, including a nod from the Junior Chamber of Commerce as "Outstanding Young Man in America" in 1935. He easily won reelection.
He was born on March 29, 1899 in Bowie, Texas and died on September 24, 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas.