Adele Briscoe Looscan: Daughter of the Republic (The Texas by Laura McLemore

By Laura McLemore

Adele Briscoe Looscan was once the 1st lady president of the Texas nation historic organization, the longest-serving president of the organization (1915–1925), and a outstanding individual.  Daughter of Andrew Briscoe, signer of the Texas assertion of Independence, and granddaughter of John Richardson Harris, founding father of Harrisburg, Texas, she used to be formed and encouraged through her history all through her life.

Adele Looscan was once a lady of her time, but she flourished within the society of either women and men, incomes the dignity of the previous as an astute businesswoman and the admiration of the latter for her management and accomplishments.

As a clubwoman, she equipped a powerful résumé: constitution member of the Texas country ancient organization; member of the Daughters of the yankee Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Texas Woman’s Press organization; president of the Houston urban Federation of Women’s golf equipment; and vice chairman of the Texas Federation of Women’s golf equipment in its first 12 months. She prepared the women’ studying membership of Houston in 1885 and used to be instrumental in founding different literary golf equipment years prior to the association of the Texas Federation.

Her contributions to Texas background seemed in lots of newspapers and within the Southwestern historic Quarterly. She used her effect to motivate public schooling and the maintenance of ancient landmarks and actively encouraged for a kingdom library, records, and museum.

Her tale is efficacious and compelling for what it finds approximately girls and tradition in 19th- and early twentieth-century Texas and for what it unearths in regards to the nature, origins, and shaping of Texas’s sleek identity.

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