William Harding Mayes

William Harding Mayes

Birth
Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky, USA
Death 1939 (aged 77–78)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 46522599 · View Source
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Son of of Robert Chappell and Fredonia Charlotte (Stephens) Mayes.

1st. Married Jessie Ware on November 26, 1886; parents of 4 children.

2nd. Married Anna Marshall on August 2, 1900.

He attended Paducah District Methodist College at Milburn, Kentucky, Norton's English and Classical School at Union City, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University. In 1881 he was admitted to the Kentucky Bar.
Practiced Law in Mayfield, Kentucky, in 1881.
In 1882 he was admitted to the Texas Bar and practiced Law in Brownwood, TX until 1886.
Brownwood County Attorney 1882-83. Editor and Publisher of the Brownwood Bulletin from 1887 to 1914. Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1913–14.Daniel Baker College gave him an Honorary Doctorate in 1914. Founded the SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM at the University of Texas; serving as Dean for 12 years. 1920–21/President of the Association of American Schools and Departments of Journalism.

WILLIAM MAYES died at his home in Austin,Texas


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  • Created by: Terry Teague
  • Added: 10 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46522599
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Harding Mayes (1861–1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46522599, citing Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Terry Teague (contributor 46866050) .