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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texas Navy admirals' commissions, 1973-1983,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Office of the Governor:

An Inventory of Admiral Commissions at the Texas State Archives, 1973-1983



Overview

Creator: Texas. Office of the Governor.
Title: Admiral commissions
Dates: 1973-1983
Abstract: Records consist of lists of names of Texas citizens commissioned as admirals in the Texas Navy by Governor Dolph Briscoe (1973-1979), Governor William P. Clements (1979-1982), and Governor Mark White (1983).
Quantity: 0.24 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

During the 1950s Governor Price Daniel popularized a tradition of Texas governors honoring citizens of Texas by proclaiming them “Admirals in the Texas Navy.” Citizens receive their honorary title for a number of reasons such as special achievement in government service or athletics. The criteria and the selection is at the discretion of the governor. Many citizens are nominated by their state legislators. Native-born Texans are designated as “admirals;” non-native Texans are “honorary admirals.”

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Scope and Contents

Records consist of lists of names of Texas citizens commissioned as admirals in the Texas Navy by three Texas governors. The lists are from the administration of Governor Dolph Briscoe (1973-1979), the first term of Governor William P. Clements (1979-1982), and the first year of Governor Mark White's term (1983).

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Arrangement of the Records

Each list is in alphabetical order and each name on the list includes an address, the date of the commission, and the name of any person or group requesting the commission.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Briscoe, Dolph.
Clements, William P., 1917-
White, Mark, 1940-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Navy.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
See the records of Texas Governor Mark White.
The Center of American History, The University of Texas at Austin
See the records of Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe
Texas A&M University
See the records of Texas Governor William P. Clements

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Admiral commissions, Texas Office of the Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1993/024

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor, via the Information Services Division of the Texas State Library, on October 20, 1992.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, November 1994

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Texas Navy admirals' commissions, 1973-1983,
0.24 cubic ft.

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1993/024 Briscoe Administration, 1973-1979
Clements Administration, 1979-1982
White Administration, 1983

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