DescriptionLot of 23 Bellman's Badges from the Lamar Hotel, Houston, Texas. The Lamar Hotel was often referred to as the "unofficial capital of Texas." In large part that was due to Suite 8-F (two rooms and a kitchenette leased to George Brown of Brown & Root Construction Company) the meeting place for Houston's business and Texas political leaders from the late 1930s to the 1960s. The core of the group included Jesse H. Jones; Herman and George Brown; Gus Wortham; James Abercrombie; and James A. Elkins Sr. -- all of whom founded successful corporations and acquired considerable wealth.
There were also power brokers when it came to Texas politics that included Texas Governor Allan Shivers; LBJ confidant Ed Clark; Ben Ramsey, who ran the Texas Senate with an iron hand for decades; Otis Lock; former Governor William P. Hobby, who controlled The Houston Post; and national politicians, John Nance Garner; Sam Rayburn; Lyndon Johnson; and, Albert Thomas.
The power brokers are all gone today and the site of the Lamar Hotel is a parking lot.
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