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H. L. Calhoun
UGH L. CALHOUN has
been connected prominently
with Fort Worth
affairs both as an official
and in private industrial
has been secretary of the city Democratic
executive committee for years
and for fourteen years was secretary
and superintendent of the city waterworks,
serving under both the Council
and Commission. He is now general
manager and secretary of the
Crystal Ice Company. He came to
Fort Worth in 1888 as manager of
the Fort Worth Fuel Company, leaving
that five years later to become
secretary of the waterworks. After
serving as secretary for nine years
and as assistant superintendent and
secretary for one year, he became
superintendent upon the death of the
late Capt. A. W. Scoble, and served
both as secretary and superintendent.
He was re-elected under the commission
government, but resigned a
month later to become secretary of
the Fort Worth Iron and Steel Works
and later became superintendent of
the Ballard Ice & Fuel Company. In
October, 1910, he organized the Crystal
Ice Company. Mr. Calhoun was
born in Shelbyville, Tenn., Aug. 14,
1874. His parents, N. J. Calhoun
and Mrs. Joana E. Calhoun, were
both natives of Tennessee. He married
Miss Carrie May Conant August
17, 1892. They have three children.
Mr. Calhoun is a member of the Elks
and the Fraternal Mystic Circle. i~
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/24/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.