The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 1
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TEXAS STAPi JISy6RIC Y ASSOCIATION.
Vol. II. JULY, 1898. No. 1.
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to the Quarterly.
THE PRESIDENTS ANNUAL ADDRESS: THE LIFE AND
SERVICES OF ORAN MILO ROBERTS.1
DUDLEY G. WOOTEN.
Notwithstanding the multitude of those who, in a country like
this, rise to comparative eminence among their fellow-men, and
enjoy a measure of popular renown during their lives, there are
very few who really achieve enduring distinction, or leave behind
them such evidences of practical usefulness in having lived and
labored, as to make them
"On Fame's eternal bead-roll worthy to be filed."
Among the number of those in Texas who have attained this
exceptional station was the venerable jurist, statesman, and patriot
1 The late Oran M. Roberts, the first President of the Association,
died at his home at Austin, May 19, 1898. His death devolved the
Presidency upon the First Vice-President, Mr. Wooten, who appro-
priately chose to deliver the Annual Address upon the life and ser-
vices of the distinguished statesman, jurist, and historian, whose labors
contributed so largely to the foundation and successful inauguration of
the work of the Texas State Historical Association. The Address was
delivered on June 16, 1898.
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