JOHN TARLETON COLLEGE OF STEPHENVILLE
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ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS, THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR JOHN TARLETON COLLEGE
Date Of Creation. 1913.
Composition. Six members.
Appointment. By the Governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the County Judge of Erath County.
Qualifications. Must be resident citizens of Erath County, of high moral character, of good education, and friendly to public education in Texas and to this institution.
Term. Six years. Two members of the Board are appointed every two years.
Compensation. Appointed members receive their actual and necessary traveling expenses when on business for the institution away from their respective homes.
Duties. General control and management of The John Tarleton College of Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.
Note. John Tarleton, a citizen of Palo Pinto County, on his death in 1895, left a special fund in the trust of the Governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the County Judge of Erath County, for the erection, endowment, and maintenance of The John Tarleton College. The Governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and County Judge of Erath County served as trustees of the school until 1913, when this act was passed.
A bequest of between $75,000 and $100,000 has been left to the John Tarleton College at Stephenville, Texas. This magnificent gift was bequeathed to the college by Mrs. Mollie J. Crow of Stephenville, whose death occurred recently and whose will has just been opened. Mrs. Crow was the widow of the late Dr. S. J. Crow, whose estate is valued at nearly $1,000,000. This gift has doubled the endowment of the college. This institution was founded by John Tarleton in 1895 and began its first session in 1897. Mr. Tarleton left something like $90,000 to this institution as an endowment, and from time to time there have been small legacies left for the benefit of the school.