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June 27, 2017

Governor Beauford Halbert Jester

23 FEB 1964
GOVERNOR BEAUFORD HALBERT JESTER
CORSICANA, TEXAS

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A bronze memorial plaque was placed by the Texas Society on the east wall of the recreation pavilion of the newly named Beauford Halbert Jester Memorial Park in Corsicana on February 23. 1964, while Mrs. Richard N. Grammer was serving as State Regent. The city park was renamed in honor of the former Texas governor, the first to die in office, largely through the efforts of the Louis Guion Chapter of Corsicana. A tea followed the dedication ceremony, which was arranged by Mrs. Chaillos Cross, state chairman of the Historic Landmarks and Memorials Committee, and Mrs. Will M. Miller, Regent of Louis Guion Chapter. The dedication ceremony and tea preceded the 1964 State Assembly held in Corsicana.

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