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Houston Harte

Born: Jan 12, 1893

Death: Jan 1, 1972

Birthplace: Knob Noster

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Houston Harte

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1893
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1972
Birth Place : Knob Noster

Houston Harte founded, with Bernard Hanks, a regional chain of newspapers which eventually became the media company Harte-Hanks. His son was the newspaper executive, journalist, philanthropist, and conservationist Edward H. Harte. He also created the book, "In Our Image" along with Time illustrator, Guy Rowe, a collection of Bible stories published in 1949 by Oxford University Press. Together they won a Christopher Award. Harte was instrumental in preserving historic Fort Concho in San Angelo. He also donated substantially to Angelo State University. Harte was also a confidant of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. His association with Johnson led him to end his longstanding friendship with a leading Johnson critic, the historian J. Evetts Haley.


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