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Brazos County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Brazos County

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  • Bryan Bryan City Cemetery
  • College Station Academic Plaza
  • College Station George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum


    Bryan City Cemetery
    Bryan, Brazos County, Texas
    Founded 1868
    Politicians buried here:
      Amos Wilson Buchanan (1857-1933) — also known as Amos W. Buchanan — of Bryan, Brazos County, Tex. Born in Louisiana, March 22, 1857. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives 50th District, 1887-88; postmaster at Bryan, Tex., 1894-98. Died, from influenza, in Bryan, Brazos County, Tex., March 16, 1933 (age 75 years, 359 days). Interment at Bryan City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wilson Granbury Buchanan (1815-1873) and Jane Beatty (Fleming) Buchanan (1817-1901); married to Anna Cecile Peters (1862-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leonidas Johnson Rountree (1868-1923) — also known as Lee J. Rountree — of Texas. Born in Dripping Springs, Hays County, Tex., July 15, 1868. Newspaper publisher; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1921-23; died in office 1923. Died of a stroke, after giving a passionate speech in the House of Representatives, in the Texas Capitol, Austin, Travis County, Tex., May 2, 1923 (age 54 years, 291 days). Interment at Bryan City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Francis Mitchell Rountree; grandson of Samuel Johnson (1804-1882).
      Political family: Harrison-Rountree family of Austin, Texas.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Francis Mitchell Rountree (c.1874-1956) — also known as Frannie Rountree; Mrs. Lee J. Rountree — of Bryan, Brazos County, Tex. Born about 1874. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1923-24, 1931-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1940, 1944 (alternate). Female. Died in Bryan, Brazos County, Tex., December 5, 1956 (age about 82 years). Interment at Bryan City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Leonidas Johnson Rountree (1868-1923).
      Political family: Harrison-Rountree family of Austin, Texas.


    Academic Plaza
    College Station, Brazos County, Texas

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Lawrence Sullivan Ross (1838-1898) — also known as Sul Ross — of Texas. Born in Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa, September 27, 1838. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1875; member of Texas state senate, 1880; Governor of Texas, 1887-91; president, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University), 1891-98. Died in College Station, Brazos County, Tex., January 3, 1898 (age 59 years, 98 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Tex.; statue at Academic Plaza.
      Relatives: Son of Shapley Prince Ross (1811-1889) and Catherine Hanby (Fulkerson) Ross (1812-1886); married to Elizabeth Dorothy Tinsley (1846-1905).
      Sul Ross University (founded 1917 as Sul Ross Normal College; became a university 1969), in Alpine, Texas, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Lawrence Sullivan Ross: Dede W. Casad, The Governor's Stake: The Parallel Lives of Two Texas Governors: Richard Coke and Lawrence Sullivan Ross


    George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
    100 George Bush Drive West
    College Station, Brazos County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) — also known as George Bush; "Poppy"; "Sheepskin"; "Timberwolf" — of Midland, Midland County, Tex.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., June 12, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1964, 1970; U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1967-71; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1971-73; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1973-74; U.S. Liaison to China, 1974-75; director, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 1976-77; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1980; Vice President of the United States, 1981-89; President of the United States, 1989-93; defeated, 1992. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Skull and Bones; Council on Foreign Relations; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Society of the Cincinnati; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., November 30, 2018 (age 94 years, 171 days). Interment at George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
      Relatives: Son of Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy (Walker) Bush (1901-1992); married, January 6, 1945, to Barbara Pierce; father of George Walker Bush (who married Laura Lane Welch) and John Ellis Bush (born1953); grandfather of George Prescott Bush; first cousin thrice removed of David Davis.
      Political family: Bush family of Texas and Massachusetts.
      Cross-reference: Caspar W. Weinberger — John H. Sununu — Don Evans — James C. Oberwetter — Mary McClure Bibby
      The George Bush School of Government and Public Service, at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, is named for him.  — George Bush High School, in Richmond, Texas, is named for him.  — George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School, in Addison, Texas, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books by George H. W. Bush: All The Best, George Bush: My Life and Other Writings (1999) — Looking Forward (1987) — A World Transformed (1998)
      Books about George H. W. Bush: John Robert Greene, The Presidency of George Bush — Tim O'Shei & Joe Marren, George H. W. Bush (for young readers)
      Critical books about George H. W. Bush: Kevin Phillips, American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush — Kitty Kelly, The Family : The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty
      Barbara Bush (1925-2018) — also known as Barbara Pierce — Born, in Booth Memorial Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 8, 1925. Republican. Second Lady of the United States, 1981-89; First Lady of the United States, 1989-93. Female. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., April 17, 2018 (age 92 years, 313 days). Interment at George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
      Relatives: Daughter of Marvin 'Monk' Pierce (1893-1969) and Pauline (Robinson) Pierce (1896-1949); married, January 6, 1945, to George Herbert Walker Bush (son of Prescott Sheldon Bush); mother of George Walker Bush (who married Laura Lane Welch) and John Ellis Bush (born1953); grandmother of George Prescott Bush.
      Political family: Bush family of Texas and Massachusetts.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail

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