Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Allan Shivers:

An Inventory of Governor Allan Shivers Appointments Files at the Texas State Archives, 1938, 1945, 1949-1957, undated, bulk 1951-1957



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1949-1957 : Shivers)
Title: Governor Allan Shivers appointment files
Dates: 1938, 1945, 1949-1957, undated,
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1951-1957
Abstract: The governor of Texas appoints the secretary of state, the adjutant general, executive directors of several agencies, members of numerous state boards and commissions, ship pilots and pilot boards at ports, and regents of universities; and fills vacancies in district attorney offices and judgeships, and various other posts. Records are the appointment files of Governor Allan Shivers and consist of correspondence, press releases, forms, notes, reports, and related records, dated 1938, 1945, 1949-1957, and undated, bulk 1951-1957.
Quantity: 28 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons, upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of the governor was first established by the Texas Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas upon annexation of Texas by the United States. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975 (Senate Joint Resolution 1, 62nd Texas Legislation, Regular Session). Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 1949 the Office of the Governor had less than 30 full-time equivalent employees. The office was not formally organized into divisions or departments. The governor of Texas appoints the secretary of state, the adjutant general, executive directors of several agencies, members of numerous state boards and commissions, ship pilots and pilot boards at ports, and regents of universities; and fills vacancies in district attorney offices and judgeships, and various other posts. Most of these appointments require the advice and consent of two-thirds of the senate. The Governor's office then notifies the Office of the Secretary of State, who is responsible for issuing commissions to appointees.


Allan Shivers Biographical Sketch

Allan Shivers was born on October 5, 1907, in Lufkin, Texas. Shivers attended high school in Port Arthur and college at the University of Texas. He practiced law in Port Arthur before winning election to the Texas Senate in 1934 at age 27, the youngest member ever to sit in that body. He entered the army during World War II and served in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. He was discharged as a major with five battle stars and the Bronze Star. In 1946 he was elected lieutenant governor and worked closely with Beauford Jester on an ambitious modernization program. He became governor upon Jester's death in 1949.

Shivers set the stage for the emergence of Texas as a powerful modern state. He helped create the Texas Legislative Council and Texas Legislative Budget Board to put the making of laws on a more professional footing. He was able to pass tax increases to upgrade state services across the board.

The most important issue faced by Shivers was his defense of state claims to the Tidelands, off-shore oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas had held title to the submerged lands of the Gulf since the Republic of Texas era, and had dedicated its revenues to the public school fund. After oil was discovered offshore, federal officials tried to seize the Tidelands of Texas and other oil-producing states. This action precipitated a crisis between state and federal authority. In 1952, Shivers broke with the National Democratic Party over the issue and helped deliver the state's electoral votes to Dwight Eisenhower, the first Republican to carry the state since Reconstruction. Finally, the Tidelands were returned to the states through federal legislation.

After leaving office in January 1957, Shivers managed business enterprises in the Rio Grande Valley and served as an executive for a number of banks. He served on and chaired the University of Texas Board of Regents in the 1970s. He died January 14, 1985.


Scope and Contents of the Records

The governor of Texas appoints the secretary of state, the adjutant general, executive directors of several agencies, members of numerous state boards and commissions, ship pilots and pilot boards at ports, and regents of universities; and fills vacancies in district attorney offices and judgeships, and various other posts. Records are the appointment files of Governor Allan Shivers and consist of correspondence, press releases, notes, forms, reports, and related records, dated 1938, 1945, 1949-1957, and undated, bulk 1951-1957. Topics commonly mentioned in these files include, but are not limited to, civil rights, the Texas court system and segregation.

General files include application forms; letters of recommendation, appointment, resignation, and thanks; résumé reports; information on judicial appointments; notes; and related materials concerning applicants for appointed positions during Governor Shivers's administration. Records date 1938, 1945, 1949-1957, undated, bulk 1951-1956. Individuals submitted applications to the governor's Appointments Office for appointment to a broad range of positions including vacant judgeships, state boards and commissions, certain agency heads, river authorities, and branch pilots.

Administrative correspondence contains correspondence, including letters to and from appointees and potential appointees, recommendations for and against certain appointments, and letters of appreciation and complaint, plus occasional attachments, dated 1950-1956. Correspondents include the citizens of Texas; local, state and federal officials; and representatives of private organizations.

Press releases, dated 1951-1956, announce new appointments to various boards, state agencies, and courts; give information about the appointees' accomplishments and background; and report the resignation of existing appointed members.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Organization of the Records

These records are organized into three series:
General files, 1938, 1945, 1949-1957, undated, bulk 1951-1956, 27.5 cubic ft.
Administrative correspondence, 1950-1956, 0.25 cubic ft.
Press releases, 1951-1956, 0.3 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


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:
Shivers, Allan. 1907-1985.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Civil rights--Texas.
Administrative agencies--Texas.
Segregation--Texas.
Courts--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas.
Notes--Texas.
Forms--Texas.
Reports--Texas.
Press releases--Texas.
Functions:
Appointing Texas officials and employees.

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 Agencies
Texas Governor Beauford H. Jester, records, 1946-1949, 84 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Price Daniel, records, 1944-1966, undated, bulk 1957-1962, approximately 466 cubic ft. See especially Governor Allan Shivers proclamations, 1955-1956, 2 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, records, 1854-2000, bulk 1995-2000, approximately 2100 cubic ft. See especially Correspondence item #9504050191, Central correspondence series, for an original staff roster for the executive department of Governor Shivers.
Texas Legislative Reference Library, Governors' speeches and other statements, 1947-1969, 2.35 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Statutory Filings Division, Statutory Documents Section registers (a.k.a. appointment registers), 1837-2007, 32.15 cubic ft.
Texas State Archives Manuscripts Collections
Inaugurations of Texas Governors Papers, 1895-1965, 5 inches [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-23/902.]
William McGill Papers, 1933, 1942-1959, undated, bulk 1943-1958, 10.8 cubic ft.
Collier Read Granberry Papers, 1922-1962, undated, 8.5 cubic ft.
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Allan Shivers Papers, 1949-1984, 32 ft., 9 inches
Oral History Collection, University of North Texas
Transcripts of interviews including Allan Shivers and Weldon Hart

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor Allan Shivers appointment files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1977/081

These records were donated to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Allan Shivers on February 17, 1977.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Archives staff, date unknown

Processing and DACS compliance by Jessica Tucker, February 2017


Detailed Description of the Records

General files, 1938, 1945, 1949-1957, undated, bulk 1951-1956,
27.5 cubic ft.

The governor of Texas appoints the secretary of state, the adjutant general, executive directors of several agencies, members of numerous state boards and commissions, ship pilots and pilot boards at ports, and regents of universities; and fills vacancies in district attorney offices and judgeships, and various other posts. Appointment files include application forms; letters of recommendation, appointment, resignation, and thanks; resume reports; information on judicial appointments; notes; and related materials concerning applicants for appointed positions during Governor Shivers's administration. Records date 1938, 1945, 1949-1957, undated, bulk 1951-1956. Individuals submitted applications to the governor's Appointments Office for appointment to a broad range of positions including vacant judgeships, state boards and commissions, certain agency heads, river authorities, and branch pilots. Files exist both for appointees and applicants who were not appointed to an office. Individuals named in the records include applicants, legislators, other state officials, members of the applicant's local community, and professional colleagues.
Arrangement
These records are arranged roughly chronologically, then alphabetically by name of board, commission, or governmental entity.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General files, Texas Governor Allan Shivers appointment files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1977/081-39 Architectural Examiners, State Board of, 1951
Barber Examiners, State Board of, 1950-1951
Appointees - Shivers, as of January 26, 1952
Canadian River Compact Commissioner, 1951
Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation, Board of Directors, 1951
Texas Citrus Commission, 1951
State Board of Chiropractic, 1951
State Board of Chiropody Examiners, 1951-1952
Board of Control, 1951-1952
Dental Examiners, State Board of, 1950-1951
Dallas County Flood Control District, 1951
Engineers, Board of Registration for Professional, 1951
Box
1977/081-40 Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, 1950
Embalming, State Board of, 1951
Employment Commission, Texas, 1950-1951
State Finance Commission, 1950-1951
Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, 1951
General information:
Geographical distribution of appointees, 1950
Miscellaneous endorsements and candidates, 1951
Lists of candidates, undated
Miscellaneous, 1951
Water, 1950
Good Neighbor Commission, 1950-1952
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, Board of Directors, 1951
State Highway Commission, 1951
State hospitals and special schools, 1950-1951
Hospital Council, Advisory, 1951
Insurance Commission, 1952
[folder 1 of 2]
Box
1977/081-41 Insurance Commission, 1952
[folder 2 of 2]
Interstate Cooperation, Governor's Committee of, 1951
Interstate Compact Commission, 1950-1951
Supreme Court, undated
Civil Judicial Council, 1950-1951
Court of Civil Appeals, undated
Court of Civil Appeals, Second Supreme Judicial, 1951
Sixth Administrative Judicial District, 1950
Eighth Administrative Judicial District, 1950
Second District, Fort Worth, 1951
Third District, Austin, 1950
Fourth District, San Antonio, 1952
Tenth District, Waco, 1952
Sixteenth Judicial District, 1951
23rd Judicial District, 1950
26th Judicial District, 1952
51st Judicial District, 1951
77th Judicial District, 1952
88th District Court, 1951
91st Judicial District, 1951
Sabine River Authority, 1950
San Antonio River Canal and Conservancy District, 1949-1951
San Jacinto State Parks Commission, 1949-1950
Secretary of State, 1950-1952
State Teachers College, Board of Regents, 1951
State University for Negroes, 1950
Box
1977/081-42 State hospitals and special schools, 1951
[2 folders]
Texas Civil Judicial Council, 1950
Texas State College for Women, 1950-1951
Texas State Guard Reserve Corps - Advisory Board, 1951
Texas Tech College, Board of Regents, 1949-1951
Texas Surplus Property, Agency (Board of Control), 1950
Tuberculosis Nurses Examiners, State Board of, 1950
University of Texas, Board of Regents, 1950-1951
Upper Colorado River Authority, Board of Directors, 1950-1951
Upper Red River Flood Control District, 1951
Veterans' Affairs Commission, 1949-1951
Box
1977/081-43 Veterinary Medical Examiners, State Board of, 1949, 1951
Water Engineers, State Board of, 1951
Appointments - Standard Operating Procedure, 1952
Memoranda, Hart, 1951
Memos to Margaret Craig and/or Hart regarding Governor's nominees, 1951
Appointments confirmed by Senate, 1951
Appointments sent to the Senate, 1951
A&I, Texas College of, Board of Directors, 1951
Texas A&M College, Board of Directors, 1951
Box
1977/081-47 A&M College Board, 1950-1952
[2 folders]
Aeronautics Commission, 1951
Barber Examiners, State Board of, 1951
[2 folders]
Basic Sciences, State Board of Examiners, 1951
Battleship "Texas" Commission, 1951
Bexar County District Attorney, 1951
[folder 1 of 7]
Box
1977/081-48 Bexar County District Attorney, 1951
[folders 2-7 of 7]
Box
1977/081-49 Blind, State Commission for the, 1950-1951
Board of Pardons and Paroles, 1950-1952
Board of Pilot Commissioners, Sabine River, 1950
Central Colorado River Authority, 1951
Chiropody Examiners, State Board of, 1949
Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of, 1951
Chiropractic Board, File II, 1950-1951
Commission for the Blind, 1950
Dental Examiners, Board of, 1950-1951
30th Judicial Attorney, 1950
District attorney, 35th district, 1950
District attorney, 100th district, 1950
District attorney, 104th district, 1950
District attorney, 119th district, 1951
District attorney, 132rd district, 1950-1951
Employment Commission, Texas, 1950-1951
Box
1977/081-50 State Board of Embalmers, 1950-1951
Finance Commission, undated
Fireman's Commissioner, 1949-1951
Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, 1950-1951
Game Commission, File I, 1951
Game Commission, File II, 1951
Game Commission, File III, 1951
Game Commission, File IV, 1951
[2 folders]
Game Commission, File V, 1951
Box
1977/081-51 Game Commission, File VI, 1951
Game Commission, File VII, 1951
Good Neighborhood Commission, 1951
Good Neighborhood Commission, 1952
James T. Jolley (Highway Commission), 1950
[folders 1-2 of 4]
Box
1977/081-52 James T. Jolley (Highway Commission), 1950
[folders 3-4 of 4]
Box
1977/081-53 Harris County Judicial and District Attorney, 1951
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, State Board of, 1945-1955
[2 folders]
Highway Commission - Letters of Endorsement, 1950-1951
Highway Commission - Letters of Endorsement, 1951
Highway Commission, 1950-1951
Health, State Board of, 1951
Box
1977/081-54 Insurance Commission, 1950-1952
Insurance Commission, Letters of Endorsement, 1950-1951
Industrial Accident Board, 1951
[2 folders]
Lamar State College Board, 1951
Liquor Control Board, 1951
Livestock Sanitary Commission, 1950-1951
[2 folders]
Lower Colorado River Authority, 1950-1951
Box
1977/081-55 Municipal Retirement System Advisory Board, 1950-1951
Medical Examiners, State Board of, 1951
Naturopathic Examiners, State Board of, 1950-1951
North Texas State College, Board of Regents, 1950-1951
Nurse Examiners, State Board of, 1950-1951
Optometry, State Board of, 1950
Parks Board, State, 1951
Pecos River Compact Commission, 1951
Pharmacy, State Board of, 1951
Pink Bollworm Commission, 1938, 1951
Pilot Commissioners for Galveston and Texas City, 1949-1951
Prison Board, 1949-1951
Plumbing Examiners, State Board of, 1949-1951
Box
1977/081-56 Public Accountancy, State Board of, 1949-1951
Public Safety Commission, 1949-1950
Public Welfare Board, 1949-1951
Public Weighers (State Wide Appointments), 1952
A-J, August 4, 1949-January 1950
J-Z (submitted to the Senate and confirmed), August 4, 1949-January 1950
Box
1977/081-43 A, 1951-1952
B, 1951-1952
County Judges, Special, 1951-1953
Special County Judge, Gray County, 1953
C, 1951-1952
D, 1951-1952
E, 1951
Box
1977/081-44 F, 1951
G, 1951-1952
H, 1951-1952
I, 1951, 1953
J, 1951-1953
L, 1951
Miscellaneous, 1951
Matagorda Bay, Branch Pilots, "Hold" file, 1950
M, 1952
N, 1951
O, 1951
P, 1951-1953
Public Weighers, 1950-1953
R, 1951-1952
S, 1951-1953
T, 1951-1952
V, 1951
V, 1952
W, 1951
XYZ, 1951, 1953
A, 1953-1954
B, 1953-1954
C, 1953-1954
County Judges, Special, 1953-1954
D, 1953
E, 1953-1954
F, 1953
G, 1953-1954
H, 1953-1954
I, 1953-1954
J, 1953-1954
L, 1953-1954
N, 1953
O, 1953
P, 1953-1954
Public Weighers, 1953-1954
Box
1977/081-45 R, 1953
S, 1953-1954
T, 1953-1954
U, 1953
V, 1953
W, 1953
XYZ, 1954
Box
1977/081-32 Historical Survey Committee, 1953-1956
[folders 1-2 of 3]
Box
1977/081-33 Historical Survey Committee, 1953-1956
[folder 3 of 3]
Hospitals and Special Schools, Board for, 1953-1955
[3 folders]
Jackson County Flood Control District,1954-1955
Jackson County Flood Control District, 1956-1957
Box
1977/081-1 Adjutant General; Assistant Adjutant General, 1955
Administrative Judicial Districts, 1954-1955
Hospital Council, Advisory, 1953-1955
A&M College, Board of Regents, 1955-1956
[2 folders]
A&M College, Board of Regents, 1954
[3 folders]
A&M College, Board of Regents, 1952-1953
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-2 Aeronautics Commission, Texas, 1953-1955
Alcoholism, Texas Commission on, 1953-1956
Texas College of Arts & Industries, Board of Directors, 1953-1956
Barber Examiners, Board of, 1952
[3 folders]
Box
1977/081-3 Basic Sciences, Board of Examiners, 1953-1955
Battleship Texas Commission, 1953-1956
Blind, State Commission for, 1952-1957
Brazos River Authority, 1952-1956
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-18 State Building Commission, 1955-1956
Burial Association Rate Board, 1953-1956
Canadian Compact Commissioner, 1953-1956
Central Colorado River Authority, 1952-1956
Chiropody, State Board of, 1953-1955
[2 folders]
Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of , 1953-1955
[folder 1 of 3]
Box
1977/081-19 Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of , 1953-1955
[folders 2-3 of 3]
Civil Judicial Council, Texas, 1953-1955
Control, State Board of, 1953-1956
[2 folders]
Credit Union Advisory Commission, 1952-1956
Dallas County Flood Control District, Board of Directors, 1953-1955
Dental Examiners, State Board of, 1952-1955
[folder 1 of 3]
Dental Examiners, State Board of, 1952-1955
[folders 2-3 of 3]
Box
1977/081-20 District Attorney for Bexar County, 1955
District Attorney, Criminal (Cass Co.), 1955
District Attorney, Criminal (Galveston Co.), 1955
District Attorney, Criminal District Attorney for Harrison Co., 1955
District Attorney, Criminal District Attorney for Polk Co., 1955
District Attorney, Criminal District Attorney for Randall Co., 1955
District Attorney, 18th Judicial District, 1955
District Attorney, 22nd Judicial District, 1955
District Attorney, 35th Judicial District, Brownwood, 1955
District Attorney, 38th Judicial District (Real. Medina, Uvalde and Zavala Counties), 1955
District Attorney, 46th Judicial District (Vernon, Texas), 1954-1955
District Attorney, 51st Judicial District, San Angelo, 1953
District Attorney, 88th Judicial District (Hardin and Tyler Counties), 1955
District Attorney, 106th Judicial District (Dawson, Gaines, Garza, Lynn, Terry, and Yoakum Counties), 1955
District Attorney, 39th Judicial District (Wichita Falls), 1955
Box
1977/081-21 District Attorney, 118th Judicial District, 1954
Higher Education Commission, 1955-1956
[2 folders]
Higher Education Commission, 1953-1955
[2 folders]
Fannin State Park Commission, 1954-1955
Finance Commission, 1954-1956
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-22 Finance Commission, 1953
[2 folders]
Finance Commission, 1952
[2 folders]
Firemen's Pension Commissioner, 1953-1955
Box
1977/081-3 Pilot Commissioners, Galveston-Texas City, 1953-1955
Galveston Bar-Houston Ship Channel, Branch Pilots for, 1953
Galveston-Texas City Pilot Commission, 1951-1952
Game and Fish Commission, 1955-1956
[folder 1-2 of 3]
Box
1977/081-4 Game and Fish Commission, 1955-1956
[folder 3 of 3]
Game and Fish Commission, 1952-1954
[2 folders]
Good Neighbor Commission, 1953-1956
[2 folders]
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, 1952-1956
[2 folders]
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1954
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, Board of, 1955-1956
[folder 1 of 4]
Box
1977/081-5 Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, Board of, 1955-1956
[folders 2-4 of 4]
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, Board of, 1954
[2 folders]
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, Board of, 1952-1953
[folder 1 of 2]
Box
1977/081-6 Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, Board of, 1952-1953
[folder 2 of 2]
Harris County Home Rule Commission, 1951-1956
[2 folders]
Health, State Board of, 1951-1952
[4 folders]
Health, State Board of, 1953-1956
[folder 1 of 3]
Box
1977/081-7 Health, State Board of, 1953-1956
[folders 2-3 of 3]
Hospital Advisory Council, 1951
Highway Commission, 1952-1956
[3 folders]
State Human Relations Council, 1952
Industrial Accident Board, 1955
[folders 1-3 of 5]
Box
1977/081-8 Industrial Accident Board, 1955
[folders 4-5 of 5]
Insurance Commission, 1956
[3 folders]
Insurance Commission, 1954-1955
[3 folders]
Box
1977/081-9 Insurance Commission, 1953
[5 folders]
Interstate Compact Commissioner, 1954-1955
Interstate Parole Compact Administrator, 1954
Jackson County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, 1955
Jefferson County Water Control and Improvement District 10, 1955
Second Ninth Judicial District, 1955-1956
Judicial Associate Justice, 1st Court of Civil Appeals, 1955-1956
[2 folders]
Judicial Judge, Domestic Relations Court Hutchinson County, 1955-1956
Box
1977/081-10 Presiding Judge, 3rd Administrative Judicial District, 1956
San Antonio 4th Court of Civil Appeals, 1956-1957
[2 folders]
Judicial Judge, 4th Judicial District, 1954
Judicial and District Attorney, Second 38th Judicial District (Kerr, Bandera, Kimble, and Gillespie Counties), 1955
Judge, 56th District Court (appointment made and correspondence), 1953
Judicial Judge, 89th Judicial District, Wichita Falls, 1954-1955
Judicial Judge, 112th Judicial District, 1953-1954
Judicial 124th Judicial District, Gregg County, 1955
[2 folders]
Judicial 136th Judicial District, Jefferson County, 1955
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-11 Judicial 151st and 42nd District Courts, Harris County, 1954-1955
[3 folders]
District Attorney, 1st Judicial District, 1952
District Judge, 4th Judicial District, 1952
Judge, 8th Administrative Judicial District, 1952-1953
Judge, Ninth Court of Civil Appeals, 1953
Judge, 16th Judicial District, 1953-1953
District Attorney, 39th Judicial District, 1952
Judge, 60th District Court, 1952-1953
Judge of the 66th District, 1952
District Attorney, 75th Judicial District, 1953
Judge, 77th District Court, 1952
District Attorney, 104th Judicial District, 1952-1954
District Attorney, 109th Judicial District, 1953
Judicial Court of Civil Appeals, Galveston, 125th District Court, 1953
Box
1977/081-12 District Attorney, 132nd Judicial District,1952
Judicial Judge, 128th Judicial District,1953
Presiding Judges, Administrative Judicial Districts,1953
Judge, 134th District Court, 1953
Court of Criminal Appeals, Tyler,1952-1953
Dallas Criminal District Court,1953
Harris County Domestic Relations Court,1953
Court Judge, 29th Judicial District, Erath, Hood & Palo Pinto Counties, 1953
[2 folders]
District Attorney, 47th Judicial District, Amarillo, 1953
[2 folders]
District Attorney, 51st Judicial District, 1953
Box
1977/081-13 Judicial, Galveston District Court, 1953-1954
Ft. Worth Court of Civil Appeals, 1952
[3 folders]
Judiciary appointments - miscellaneous, 1953
[folder 1-2 of 3]
Box
1977/081-14 Judiciary appointments - miscellaneous, 1953
[folder 3 of 3]
Judicial Court of Civil Appeals, El Paso, 1953
[2 folders]
District Attorney, 83rd Judicial District, Ft. Stockton, 1953-1954
[3 folders]
Judicial 6th Court of Civil Appeals, Texarkana, 1953-1954
[folder 1 of 3]
Box
1977/081-15 Judicial 6th Court of Civil Appeals, Texarkana, 1953-1954
[folders 2-3 of 3]
Box
1977/081-46 Labor Statistics, Commission of, 1949-1951
Lamar Technological College, Board of Regents, 1951-1952
Land surveyors, 1952
Library and Historical Commission, 1951
Liquor Control Board, 1951
Lower Colorado River Authority, 1950-1952
Box
1977/081-15 Labor Statistics, Commissioner of, 1954-1957
Lake Texoma Committee, 1955-1956
Board of Regents, Lamar State College of Technology, 1953-1956
Liquor Control Board, 1953-1955
Land Commissioner, 1955
Livestock Sanitary Commission, 1953-1955
[folders 1-2 of 3]
Box
1977/081-16 Livestock Sanitary Commission, 1953-1955
[folder 3 of 3]
Box
1977/081-25 Lower Colorado River Authority, 1952-1957
Lower Concho River, Water and Soil Conservation Authority Board of Directors, 1955-1956
Mansion Supervisors, Board of, 1952-1956
Medical Examiners, State Board of, 1953-1955
[folder 1-2 of 3]
Box
1977/081-26 Medical Examiners, State Board of, 1953-1955
[folder 3 of 3]
Morticians, State Board of, 1955
[3 folders]
Municipal Retirement System, 1952-1957
Naturopathic Examiners, State Board, 1952-1956
Neches River Conservation District, 1953-1956
North Texas State College, 1949-1955
North Texas State College Board of Regents, 1953
Box
1977/081-27 Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District, 1953-1955
[2 folders]
Nurse Examiners, Board of, 1953-1955
[2 folders]
Optometry Examiners, State Board of, 1953-1956
[folders 1-3 of 5]
Box
1977/081-28 Optometry Examiners, State Board of, 1953-1956
[folders 4-5 of 5]
State Board of Pardons and Paroles, 1952-1956
[2 folders]
State Parks Board, 1952-1956
[2 folders]
Pecos River Compact Commissioner, 1953-1955
State Board of Pharmacy, 1953-1956
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-29 State Board of Pharmacy, 1952-1953
[3 folders]
Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, 1952-1956
[2 folders]
Prison Board, State, 1953-1955
Professional Engineers, State Board of, 1953-1957
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-30 Commission of Public Safety, 1954-1957
Public Surveyors, State Board of Registration for, 1954-1956
Public Welfare, State Board of, 1952-1955
Railroad Board, Texas State, 1953-1955
Texas State Railroad Board of Managers, 1953
Texas Real Estate Commission, 1953-1956
Rio Grande Compact Commissioner, 1953-1955
Runnels County Water Improvement District, 1955-1956
Judicial Associate Justice, Supreme Court, 1954-1956
[3 folders]
Sabine Bar, Pass and Tributaries Pilot Commissioners, 1953-1955
Sabine River Compact Commission, 1953-1957
Sabine River Pact Authority, 1954-1957
San Antonio River Authority, 1953-1955
San Jacinto Park Commission, 1953-1955
Box
1977/081-31 San Jacinto River Conservation Reclamation District, 1955-1956
South Central Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact Advisory Commission, 1955
Secretary of State, 1954-1955
Southern Regional Education Board, 1953-1956
State Planning Committee, 1953-1955
Sulphur River Conservation and Reclamation District, undated
Teacher Retirement Board of Trustees, 1953-1957
State Teachers Colleges Board of Regents, 1953-1957
Texas State College for Women, Board of Regents, 1952-1953
[3 folders]
Box
1977/081-32 Architectural Examiners, Board of, 1953-1957
Texas Employment Commission, 1955-1957
[2 folders]
Public Accountancy, State Board of, 1952-1957
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-22 Texas Surplus Property Agency, 1953-1956
Texas Turnpike Authority, 1953-1956
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-23 Trinity River Authority, Board of Directors, 1955-1956
[2 folders]
Tuberculosis Nurse Examiners, Board of, 1952-1957
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-24 Uniform State Laws, Commission on,1953-1955
University of Texas Board of Regents, 1952-1957
[5 folders]
Municipal Water Authority, 1953-1956
Upper Red River Flood Control and Irrigation District, 1955
Box
1977/081-25 Veterans Affairs Commission, 1953-1956
Veterinary Medical Examiners, Board of, 1953-1955
Volunteer Parole Boards, 1955
Box
1977/081-16 Vocational Nurse Examiners, Board of, 1955
[4 folders]
Youth Development Council, State Appointment Correspondence, 1953-1956
Box
1977/081-17 Waco Court of Civil Appeals, 1952
Water Resources Committee, 1954-1955
Water Resources Board, 1953
[2 folders]
Water Engineers, State Board of , 1953-1955
[folder 1 of 4]
Box
1977/081-18 Water Engineers, State Board of , 1953-1955
[folders 2-4 of 4]
Box
1977/081-33 State Library and Historical Commission, 1953-1957
Texas Southern University, 1953-1956
Box
1977/081-34 Texas Technological College, Board of Directors, 1952-1955
[2 folders]
State Teachers College, Board of Regents, 1955-1957
Texas Southern University, 1952-1955
Upper Guadalupe River Authority, 1953-1957
Veterans Land Board, 1956
Press Releases, 1957
Miscellaneous, 1957
Box
1977/081-35 Judicial 140th Judicial District (Lubbock County), 1955
Judicial 2nd District, Angelina, Cherokee, Nacogdoches Counties, 1954-1955
Judicial 153rd Judicial District (Tarrant County), 1955
Judicial Criminal District Court No. 1, Harris County, 1954
Judicial Temporary Special District Court, Dallas County, 1954-1955
Judicial Judge, 3rd Criminal District Court, Dallas County, 1955-1956
[folder 1 of 2]
Box
1977/081-36 Judicial Judge, 3rd Criminal District Court, Dallas County, 1955-1956
[folder 2 of 2]
Judicial Judge, 83rd Judicial District, 1954
Judicial 107th District Court, Brownsville, 1954
District Attorney, Harris County, 1954
Judicial Temporary Special District Court Bexar County, 1954
Judicial Judge, 79th Judicial District, 1954-1955
[2 folders]
Judicial 25th District, Gonzales, Colorado, Lavaca, and Guadalupe Counties, 1954
Box
1977/081-37 Judicial 139th District Court, Hidalgo County, 1954-1955
Judicial 138th District Court, Willacy and Cameron Counties, 1954
Judicial, Special District Court, Midland County,1954
Judicial Judge, 83rd Judicial District, Brewster County1952
[4 folders]
Box
1977/081-38 Judicial Judge, 34th Judicial District, El Paso Co., 1955
[2 folders]
Judicial Judge, 70th Judicial District Ector County1953-1955
[2 folders]
Judicial 102nd Judicial District, Bowie and Red River Co., 1956-1957
Judicial 81st Judicial District, Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, LaSalle, and Wilson Counties, 1956
Judicial District Attorney, 81st Judicial District, 1956-1957
Box
1977/081-39 Judicial 110th Judicial District, Floyd, Dickens, Briscoe, and Motley Counties, 1956-1957
Judicial and District Attorney, 143rd Judicial District, Ward, Reeves, and Loving Counties, 1955-1956
[2 folders]
Box
1977/081-45 County Judge, special - not requiring confirmation, 1953-1955
Interim appointments, submitted to 54th, 1954-1955
Confirmation of appointments, first general session, 51st Texas Legislature, 1950
Industry Advisory Committee, 1950
Messages to Senate, first general session, 51st Texas Legislature, 1949-1950
Special County Judge appointments, 1950
Appointments and recommendations, interoffice memos, 1952-1957
Resignations, 1952
Appointments miscellaneous misfiled, 1952-1954
Lower Colorado River Authority appointments and commissioners, 1952-1956
General files, 1955
A, 1955-1956
B, 1955-1956
Box
1977/081-46 C, 1955-1956
D, 1955
E, 1955-1957
F, 1955
G, 1955-1956
H, 1955-1956
I, 1955-1956
J, 1955-1956
L, 1955-1956
M, 1955-1956
N, 1955-1956
O, 1955
P, 1955-1956
R, 1955
S, 1955-1956
T, 1955-1956
U, 1955-1956
V, 1955-1956
W, 1955
Y, 1955-1956
Special county judges, 1956
Public Weighers, 1956
102nd Judicial District, Texarkana, 1951
Amarillo Judicial District, 108th, 1949-1952
District Attorney, 109th District, 1950-1951
District judge: possible vacancy, 109th district, 1951
District Attorney, district judge, 132nd judicial district (Scurry and Borden Counties), 1951
Judicial, 1951
District attorneyship, 1950-1951
Bexar County Criminal District Court, 1951



Administrative correspondence, 1950-1956,
0.25 cubic ft.

The governor of Texas appoints the secretary of state, the adjutant general, executive directors of several agencies, members of numerous state boards and commissions, ship pilots and pilot boards at ports, and regents of universities; and fills vacancies in district attorney offices and judgeships, and various other posts. Records are correspondence, including letters to and from appointees and potential appointees, recommendations for and against certain appointments, and letters of appreciation and complaint, plus occasional attachments, dated 1950-1956. Most of the letters are addressed to the governor or the lieutenant governor. A variety of appointments are covered in these records ranging from regents of universities to members of state boards and commissions, and judicial appointees to various courts. Correspondents include the Texas citizens; local, state and federal officials; and representatives of private organizations.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative correspondence, Texas Governor Allan Shivers appointment files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1977/081-43 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1951
Miscellaneous memoranda, 1950-1951
Box
1977/081-45 Miscellaneous appointments correspondence, 1955
Box
1977/081-17 Appointment correspondence:
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956



Press releases, 1951-1956,
0.3 cubic ft.

The governor of Texas appoints the secretary of state, the adjutant general, executive directors of several agencies, members of numerous state boards and commissions, ship pilots and pilot boards at ports, and regents of universities; and fills vacancies in district attorney offices and judgeships, and various other posts. Records are press releases, dated 1951-1956, announce new appointments to various boards, state agencies, and courts; giving information about the appointees' accomplishments and background; and reporting the resignation of existing appointed members.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press releases, Texas Governor Allan Shivers appointment files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1977/081-43 Press releases:
1951-1952
Box
1977/081-17 1952
1953
Box
1977/081-45 1953
Box
1977/081-17 1954
Box
1977/081-45 1954
Box
1977/081-17 1955
1956