[Historical Marker: John Richard Winters (January 23, 1908 - August 11, 1997)]

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Photograph of a historic marker for John Richard Winters (January 23, 1908 - August 11, 1997) in Palo Pinto, Texas. Text: Tax-Assessor-Collector for Palo Pinto County from January 1, 1947 to March 31, 1987. Longest tenured Tax Assessor in the State of Texas at the time of his retirement. Active participant in civic affairs and community projects throughout the county: Sea Scout Troop Leader; President of the Mineral Wells Junior Chamber of Commerce; Charter member, Captain and Secretary of Palo Pinto County's Sheriff's Posse; Secretary of Palo Pinto County Livestock Association and its FFA-4H Club Junior Livestock Show; Palo Pinto ... continued below

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Belden, Dreanna L. April 14, 2006.

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  • Main Title: [Historical Marker: John Richard Winters (January 23, 1908 - August 11, 1997)]
  • Added Title: Historic Plaque, John Richard Winters

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Photograph of a historic marker for John Richard Winters (January 23, 1908 - August 11, 1997) in Palo Pinto, Texas. Text: Tax-Assessor-Collector for Palo Pinto County from January 1, 1947 to March 31, 1987. Longest tenured Tax Assessor in the State of Texas at the time of his retirement.

Active participant in civic affairs and community projects throughout the county: Sea Scout Troop Leader; President of the Mineral Wells Junior Chamber of Commerce; Charter member, Captain and Secretary of Palo Pinto County's Sheriff's Posse; Secretary of Palo Pinto County Livestock Association and its FFA-4H Club Junior Livestock Show; Palo Pinto Masonic Lodge; Mineral Wells Masonic Lodge; Old Settlers Reunion.

President of Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas in 1862.

Retired from U. S. Army as Chief Warrant Officer after 21 years of service in Europe in World War II and active reserves.

Instrumental in County Contribution to state-wide screw worm eradication program; re-introduction of wild turkeys into Palo Pinto County; publication of Palo Pinto County History Books; Centennial Celebration; Erection of Historical Markers in Palo Pinto County.

Remembered for his untiring efforts to promote Palo Pinto County and Improve the quality of life for all its residents throughout his 89 year lifetime.

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  • April 14, 2006

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  • 1908 - April 14, 2006

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  • May 4, 2006, 11:46 a.m.

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  • Dec. 14, 2017, 10:29 a.m.

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Belden, Dreanna L. [Historical Marker: John Richard Winters (January 23, 1908 - August 11, 1997)], photograph, April 14, 2006; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13073/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .