Amon G. Carter

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Birthday
11, 1879
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jun 23, 1955 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1879
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jun 23, 1955 (75)

About

Texas legend most famous as the creator and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is remembered to Texans for being a major booster for Fort Worth, Texas and its surrounding areas.

Before Fame

He was a traveling salesman before becoming the advertising manager of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1906.

Trivia

In honor of his financial contributions to the school, Texas Christian University named its football stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Family Life

His daughter, Ruth Carter Stevenson, founded the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Associated With

He was friends with newspaper journalist Walter Winchell.