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Texas, Lamar University



     Since Jaqui White is a lady, it would be ornothologically incorrect to say she raised her hackles, but, as a lover of all things Mexican (including presumably cockfights), she will understand. She claws down my etymology of the name Lamar University:
     "Hedy Lamar indeed!
     On August 20th, 1932 the board of South Park College in Beaumont, Texas voted to change the name to Lamar College, honoring Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the man regarded as the founder of public education in Texas. It became a University in 1970, offering doctoral degree programs. It has four campuses."


     My comment: Since WAISers are engaged in name-calling, let me point out that naming a Texan child Mirabeau would be like calling him Kerensky at the time of the Russian Revolution. Perhaps there are some Texans christened (?) Kerensky.

Ronald Hilton - 3/2/00


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