Born on a farm near Tadmor, Texas, on February 26, 1881, Nat Patton was the third child of Francis Marion and Elizabeth Patton, who had a total of eighteen children. His father, Francis, briefly moved the family to Brown County, Texas, in the…

Martin Dies Jr. (1900-1972) was a second-generation Congressman who served nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1931 and 1959. His time in Congress proved controversial due to his role as chairman of the House Un-American…

Morris Sheppard (1875-1941) served as a Democratic Congressman and United States Senator from Texas. He authored the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed the production or consumption of alcoholic beverages, and…

Thomas Terry Connally (1877-1963) spent his career in government as a progressive New Dealer and Southern Democrat who fought against America's long tradition of isolationism in foreign affairs. Connally was born on August 19, 1877, to Jones and…