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  • Bride Neill Taylor (1858 - 1937)
    Bride Neill Taylor (January 12, 1858 – May 29, 1937) was an American writer, educator and civic leader. She was known for her short stories written in the tradition of realism. Taylor was also known ...
  • Clarence Albert Tatum, Jr. (1907 - 1986)
    Clarence Albert (C. A.) Tatum, Jr., civic leader and president of Texas Utilities Company, was born on June 25, 1907, in Dallas, the son of Clarence Albert and Annie Elizabeth (Wright) Tatum. In 1928 h...
  • Lafayette Russell Wynne (1929 - 2003)
    L.R. Wynne, 74, of Amarillo died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive. Mr. Wynne was born and raised...
  • Lyndall Finley Wortham (1892 - 1980)
    Lyndall Finley Wortham, civic leader and benefactor, was born in Sherman on July 22, 1892, to Alfred Phillip and Eudora (Traynham) Finley. She attended public schools in Sherman and graduated from Kidd...
  • Gus Sessions Wortham (1891 - 1976)
    Gus Sessions Wortham, businessman and civic leader, son of John Lee and Fannie (Sessions) Wortham, was born in Mexia, Texas, February 18, 1891. He attended Tarleton State University and the University ...

This project is created for all political and civic leaders who have become as a pebble-in-a-pond, for better or worse.

It also seeks to address unique challenges and issues associated with civic participation and its effect on zeitgeist and the study of genealogy.


Robert Francis Kennedy --- "Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”


Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) ---
"The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality."