Physician who served as the last President of the Republic of Texas, and later became known as the “Architect of Annexation” for his role in annexing Texas into the Union.
Most notably during his administration, he insisted that the Republic set up a university system for higher education.
Established the first Masonic lodge in Texas, Holland Lodge #36 and helped found the Medical Association of Texas in 1853.
Regarded in Texas History as “The Mother of Houston”. She used her inheritance, along with her husband, Augustus C. Allen and his brother John Kirby Allen, to purchase half a league of land along Buffalo Bayou for $5,000 in 1836, advertised
She is a founding member of many of Houston’s key civic and cultural institutions, and donated the city block known as Market Square where City Hall still stands.
Joined his father at Baker, Botts, and Baker where he was the personal attorney of William M. Rice.
After Rice’s murder in 1900, he brought to justice those responsible and saved the Rice fortune that endowed the Rice Institute, now Rice University.
Captain James A. Baker Instrumental in creating Glenwood as a nonprofit institution.
Herman co-founded Brown and Root in 1919 with his brother-in-law Dan Root, joined by George in 1922.
Brown and Root was the builder of many large-scale facilities including the Marshall Ford Dam, now Mansfield Dam.
During WWII, at the request of the Navy, they founded the Brown Shipbuilding Company, producing over 350 warships by the end of the war.
Founded the Brown Foundation along with their wives, Margarett Root Brown and Alice Pratt Brown in 1951, which has distributed more than $1.85 billion in grants
across the state of Texas and elsewhere in the country.
Known as a business magnate, aviator, film director and producer, investor, philanthropist and one of the world’s richest people at the time of his death.
Formed Hughes Aircraft Company in 1932 and established the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1953.
Acquired Trans World Airlines (TWA) in 1956.
Best-remembered films, Hell’s Angels (1930), The Outlaw (1941), and Scarface (1932).
Founded Roy M. Huffington Inc., an independent, international oil and gas exploration company in 1956 and served as Chairman of the Board and CEO.
Appointed U.S. Ambassador to Austria by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.
Inducted into Texas Business Hall of Fame in 1992.
Performed the first successful human heart transplant in the US in 1968 and the first human implantation of a total artificial heart in the world in 1969.
Founded the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in 1962, where he served as surgeon-in-chief for over 40 years.
Received the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
Bob McNair was a businessman, sportsman and philanthropist in Houston for more than 50 years.
Founded a family trust that owns McNair Interests – a real estate and investment company, the Houston Texans and The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation.
Returned NFL football to Houston in 2002 and served as Houston Texans founder, senior chairman and CEO.
Co-funded multiple charitable foundations with his wife and gave more than a half billion dollars to community organizations.
into the next 150 years
The Center for Glenwood will provide a place to gather for families, visitors, and community members alike, a place to host events, such as educational seminars, a place to research and connect with the history and legacies memorialized at Glenwood and a place that will help the community to experience all that Glenwood has to offer.
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