Born in San Augustine county, Texas, in 1862, George C. Greer is the son of Dr. Lewis V. and Maria (McLauren) Greer. The father was a native of Bedford county, Tennessee, and the mother of Virginia. Dr. Greer practiced medicine for some years at Covington, Tennessee, whence he came to Texas in August, 1836, locating in San Augustine county, on a farm some seven miles west of the town of San Augustine, the county seat.
George was admitted to the Bar in San Augustine in 1889,he practiced his profession there till 1896, when he moved to Beaumont, where he remained till he went to Dallas in 1914, residing there till his death, where he was, as he had been at Beaumont, General Attorney of the Magonlia Petroleum Company and one of its governing body. While living in Beaumont he represented that Senatorial District for one term in the State Senate, nominated without his knowledge and elected without effort on his part. profession. Mr. Greer was elected to the state senate and he served four years, during the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth sessions of the senatorial body.
He entered Vanderbilt University in 1879, graduated there in 1883, winning the Founders' Medal awarded to the student having the highest general average for the four years' course, and a fellowship, and taught at that University for one year following his graduation. He was editor of the Vanderbilt School paper and a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. At the time of his death he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Vanderbilt University.
He became the general counsel/attorney and eventually President of Magnolia Petroleum Company of Texas,(later became known as Mobil Oil Co.) in Dallas, TX.
On a business trip in Baltimore, Maryland; GEORGE C. GREER died on May 7, 1920.
Margaret Eugenia Broocks married George Clapp Greer on Sep 9, 1884. Her parents were John Henry Broocks(d.1901) and Elizabeth Jerome Polk (b.1831 d.1900). Both are buried in San Augustine, county TX.
Margaret E. Broocks grandparents were, John Polk b: 25 OCT 1798 b: North Carolina, and Cynthia Springs Polk b: 25 FEB 1801 in Tennessee, buried in Leon county, TX. The POLK family seemed related to almost everyone who was anyone in deep east Texas politics, as well as to national figures like President James K. Polk.
They had the following children:
Lewis Vance Greer -b.Jun 13, 1885 d. Dec 29, 1924 - Attorney - buried Dallas, TX
John Broocks Greer - b. Feb 5,1887 d.May 5, 1973 -buried at Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
George Jerome Greer - b.Feb 16, 1898 d.Aug 18, 1869 - buried at Dallas, TX - Independent Oilman
President of Magnolia Oil Company
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