L. W. Kemp, "The Capitol (?) at Columbia," resides at 214
Westmoreland, Houston, Texas, where he is an official with
The Texas Company. He is an eminent authority on the Republic
of Texas; in his researches, especially on the personnel of the
Republic, he has made a lasting contribution to the history
of Texas. He is President of the Texas State Historical Asso-
ciation, member of the board of the Texas State Library, and
vice-president of the San Jacinto Museum of History. He was
Chairman of the Historical Board of the Texas Centennial
Commission, 1935-1938. He is the author of the Heroes of San
Jacinto (with Sam H. Dixon), and collaborated with Ed Kil-
man on Texas Musketeers. His new book, The Signers of the
Texas Declaration of Independence, will be published in July
by the Anson Jones Press.
George A. Hill, Jr., "The Spirit of Santa Rita," is the Pres-
ident of the Houston Oil Company of Texas, and vice-president
of the Texas State Historical Association. He has served as
President of the Philosophical Society of Texas and of the
Museum of Fine Arts at Houston. He was the organizer of
the San Jacinto Museum of History Association and is its
present President. To the San Jacinto Museum, Mr. Hill pre-
sented his large collection of historical materials dealing with
the full and complete history of Texas. He has served for
several years as a member of the Development Board of The
University of Texas. His interest in the youth of Texas is seen
by his furnishing for years the awards for the annual essay
on Texas history sponsored by the Sons of the Republic of Texas.
Mr. Hill's pedigree as a Texan goes back four generations:
his grandfather, James Monroe Hill was at San Jacinto, and
his great-uncle, John C. C. Hill (the boy captive), was a member
of the Mier Expedition. Both James Monroe Hill and John C. C.
Hill were charter members of the Texas State Historical As-
sociation (see the Quarterly, VII, 246, 247) and from them the
young George learned his Texas history first-hand. The lessons
were well learned, for George A. Hill, Jr., belongs on any
list of Distinguished Texans that might be drawn today; his
remarkable business career has been eclipsed only by his public
and cultural services to the State.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146055/. Accessed September 19, 2014.