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Clara Driscoll

Clara Driscoll, trust company executive, historian. Awarded Distinguished Citizenship Medal by Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Background

  • Driscoll, Clara was born on April 2, 1881 in St. Mary’s, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert and Julia (Fox) Driscoll.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools, Texas, New York and France. Honored by the organization of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas by title of “Custodian of the Alamo” on account of her successful efforts to save the historic site to the state. V. chairman of the executive board Texas Centennial Exposition.

      Director-general Austin Pan-American Round Table. President Daughter of the Republic of Texas since 1925. President and owner Corpus Christi Bank & Trust Company.

      Sole owner and manager of the ranches, petroleum fields, farms and other properties of the R. Driscoll Estate. Democratic nat. committeewoman for Texas since 1928. Director Women’s War Bonds and Stamps Sales for Texas.

    Career

    • President Daughter of the Republic of Texas since 1925. President and owner Corpus Christi Bank & Trust Company. Director Women’s War Bonds and Stamps Sales for Tex.

      Acted as sponsor to launching of United States Ship Corpus Christi, Wilmington, Calif.

    Works

    • Author: The Girl of La Gloria, 1905. In the Shadow of the Alamo, 1906. Wrote “Mexicana,” a comic opera, 1906.

      Doctor of Laws, Baylor University, 1943. Awarded Distinguished Citizenship Medal by Veterans of Foreign Wars. Scholarship dedicated to University of Texas by Daughters of Republican of Texas, named the “Clara Driscoll Scholarship for Research in Texas History,” 1943.

      Acted as sponsor to launching of United States Ship Corpus Christi, Wilmington, California, August 17, 1943.

    Membership

    Clubs: Violet Crown Garden (president).

    Connections

    • father: Robert Driscoll
    • mother: Julia (Fox) Driscoll
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    Born April 2, 1881
    Died July 17, 1945
    (aged 64)
    Nationality

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