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Harris County Places & Things Named for Politicians

   The World War II Liberty ship SS Albert S. Burleson (built 1943 at Houston; scrapped 1971) was named for Albert S. Burleson.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander H. Stephens (built 1942 at Houston; scrapped 1973) was named for Alexander H. Stephens.
   The city of Houston is named for Sam Houston.
   The World War II Liberty ships SS Sam Houston (built 1941 at Houston; torpedoed and sunk 1942 in the Atlantic Ocean) and SS Sam Houston II (built 1943 at the same shipyard; scrapped 1959) were named for Sam Houston.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Joel R. Poinsett (built 1942-43 at Houston; broke in two and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean 1944) was named for Joel Roberts Poinsett.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS J. Pinckney Henderson (built 1943 at Houston; collided and burned in the North Atlantic Ocean 1943) was named for J. Pinckney Henderson.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James M. Porter (built 1943 at Houston; scrapped 1961) was named for James Madison Porter.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John C. Spencer (built 1943 at Houston; scrapped 1962) was named for John C. Spencer.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Laurence (built 1942 at Houston; scrapped 1963) was named for John Laurance.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Armstrong (built 1942-43 at Houston; scrapped 1964) was named for John Armstrong, Jr..
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Madison (built 1942 at Houston; scrapped 1966) was named for James Madison.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John H. Reagan (built 1943 at Houston; scrapped 1967) was named for John H. Reagan.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Ireland (built 1944 at Houston; scrapped 1967) was named for John Ireland.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Barbour (built 1942-43 at Houston; scrapped 1970) was named for James Barbour.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry D. Lindsley (built 1944 at Houston; scrapped 1970) was named for Henry D. Lindsley.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James S. Hogg (built 1943 at Houston; scrapped 1972) was named for James Stephen Hogg.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Jacob A. Westervelt (built 1944 at Houston; scrapped 1972) was named for Jacob Westervelt.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Isaac Van Zandt (built 1944 at Houston; scuttled with obsolete ammunition in the North Pacific Ocean 1966) was named for Isaac Van Zandt.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John H. Eaton (built 1942-43 at Houston; sold 1947 scrapped 1968) was named for John H. Eaton.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George C. Childress (built 1943 at Houston; sold and renamed SS K. Hadjipateras; sunk during a storm in the Bay of Bengal 1967) was originally named for George C. Childress.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Jeremiah Wadsworth (built 1942 at Houston; torpedoed and lost in the South Atlantic Ocean 1942) was named for Jeremiah Wadsworth.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Longstreet (built 1942 at Houston; wrecked 1943, used as target until 1970, sunk 1996 in Cape Cod Bay) was named for James Longstreet.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Bell (built 1943 at Houston; torpedoed and lost in the Mediterranean Sea 1943) was named for John Bell.
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