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Daniel James Moody, Jr
Birth: Jun. 1, 1893
Death: May 22, 1966

30th Governor of Texas. Born in Taylor, Texas, he graduated from Taylor High School and attended the University of Texas (1910 to 1914), was admitted to the bar (1914) and began his law practice in Taylor. During World War I, he served as a second lieutenant, then captain in the Texas National Guard and second lieutenant in the United States Army, and was training in Arkansas when the Armistice was declared. He then returned to his law practice and entered into public service in 1920, being the youngest person elected as: county attorney in Williamson County (1920 to 1922), district attorney of the Twenty-sixth Judicial District (1922 to 1925), attorney general of Texas (1925 to 1927) and two-term Governor of Texas (1927 to 1931). As governor, Moody halted the liberal convict-pardon policy begun by his predecessor, inaugurated the reorganization of prison management, and completely reorganized the state highway system cutting the cost of highways almost in half from the previous administration. Also during his administration, the office of state auditor and the auditing of state accounts was begun. He is best remembered as a reformer and an opponent of the Ku Klux Klan, and at age 33, was elected and served as the youngest governor. He was the first to hold an outdoor inaugural ceremony when he took office in January 1927. After leaving the governor's office in 1931, Moody stayed in Austin, returning to his law practice and was appointed by the President of the United States to prosecute tax evaders. He died in Austin, Texas, and is buried in Texas State Cemetery. (bio by: H M G) 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel James Moody (1834 - 1910)
  Nannie Elizabeth Robertson Moody (1856 - 1924)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Robertson Moody (1891 - 1984)*
  Daniel James Moody (1893 - 1966)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Texas State Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Republic Hill, Section 1, Row M, Number 12
 
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Record added: May 23, 2003
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Daniel James Moody, Jr
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