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    [Texas Rangers]. Captain William McDonald Signature. 4" x .75", signed as sheriff. Captain Bill (1852-1918) began his career in law enforcement first as deputy sheriff in Wood County and later as deputy sheriff in Hardeman County. In the 1880s he served as a Special Ranger and as the U.S. Deputy Marshal of the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of Kansas. In 1891, McDonald joined the Frontier Battalion as captain of Company "B," a position he held until 1907. In his later years, he twice acted as a bodyguard for two U.S. presidents, Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 and Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Texas, in 1912. McDonald is best known for the motto inscribed on his tombstone: "No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that's in the right and keeps on a-comin'."


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    September, 2013
    21st Saturday
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