The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 309
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From 1908 until his death on September 8, 1912, Alexander
Watkins Terrell was president of the Association. In Texas Judge
Terrell is remembered as a lawmaker, and he was the author of
several notable bills including the bill requiring jurors to be
able to read and write, the Railroad Commission Law, the bill
to donate public land for erection of the capitol building and the
Terrell Election Law, which substituted the direct primary system
for the convention system of nominating candidates for office.
Quarterly contributions made by Judge Terrell included: "The
City of Austin from 1839 to 1865," XIV, "Stephen F. Austin; A
Memorial Address," XIV, and "Recollections of General Sam
Zachary Taylor Fulmore, Association president from 1913 to
1915, made a lasting contribution to Texas in his efforts to pro-
mote public education. In 1875, Governor Richard B. Coke
appointed him to the board of trustees for the Texas School for
the Blind. Fulmore aided in the campaign for public schools for
Austin in 188o and for seventeen years was a member of the school
board. In 1887, Governor Lawrence S. Ross appointed him a
member of the commission to select a site for and organize the
State School for Colored Blind and Deaf (later Texas Blind, Deaf,
and Orphan School). A charter member of the Association,
Fulmore served the organization continuously up to the time he
was stricken with ill health. His contributions to the Quarterly
included: "History of Texas Geography," I, "The Annexation of
Texas and the Mexican War," V, "Samuel Price Carson," VIII,
and "General Volney Erskine Howard," XIV. Fulmore wrote a
number of works relating to the geography of Texas, including
Texas Chart: Historical, Geographical and Statistical (1896),
A Texas Supplement to Dodge's Geography (19o8), and The His-
tory and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names (1915,
Adele Lubbock Briscoe Looscan, with a decade as president of
the Association-from 1915 to 1925, held office longer than any
other president. She was one of the founders and chairman of
the executive board of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Mrs. Looscan was a fellow and charter member of the Association.
She contributed thirteen articles to the Quarterly which embrace
descriptive identification of old Mexican forts in Texas, lives of
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