William Rufus Boyd, Jr. - Teague, Freestone County, Texas
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Directions: take S. 5th St. across railroad tracks, follow signs to cemetery, grave is on left 2 blocks down from entrance
Marker #: 5161009859
Year Dedicated: 1968
Size, type: Grave Marker
Last reported condition: Faded; (local effort)
William Rufus Boyd, Jr. - (January 7, 1885 - November 6, 1959) Licensed to practice law at age 19; became Teague's first mayor at 21. Regional manager of U. S. Chamber of Commerce during World War I. Joined the American Petroleum Institute in 1920, rising to positions of executive vice president, 1928-1941, and president, 1841-1949. In World War II, as chairman of War Council of petroleum industry, he aided Allied victory. Married Gertrude Watson and had one son, William Rufus, III.
Decimal degrees:  N 31.621056   W -96.297774
Degrees, minutes: N 31 37.263   W 096 17.866
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 756327, Northing 3501604
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