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Preston Smith

Preston Earnest Smith
Williamson County, Texas, 1912-Lubbock, Texas, 2003
Texas Tech graduate, governor of Texas 1968-1972
Glenna Goodacre

Lubbock /  Preston Smith   Lubbock /  Preston Smith


Bronze statue.


Two plaques with identical texts:

governor of texas 1968-1972
lt. governor of texas 1962-1968
state senator 1956-1962
house of representatives 1944-1950
graduate of texas tech university 1934
honored with distinguished alumnus rewards 1969

look around you and see the results of legislation
authored and supported by preston smith which made
this campus what it is today

"the future of this community, this state and this nation
and even civilization itself is wrapped up in the educated
minds of dedicated, responsible and purposeful young people."
preston smith
march 1963
"there is a growing conviction that we must not only maintain,
but we must improve the quality of education in this country--
for the sake if our economy, our position in the world leadership
and even our physical survival."
preston smith
january 19, 1964


G. Goodacre 1985


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