Maury Maverick, Sr. - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 29° 25.272 W 098° 29.289
14R E 549651 N 3254761
Mayor of San Antonio in 1939-1941, then U.S. Representative.
Waymark Code: WMM1X0
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 07/05/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Official Description: A bust of Maury Maverick, Sr., seen wearing a coat, vest, and tie. The bust is mounted upon a tall red granite base.

- Back of bronze base - Ludtke F.N.SS. 1984
- Front of granite base - MAYOR MAURY MAVERICK, SR. MAYOR OF SAN ANTONIO 1939-1941

Remarks in the Siris listing: Maury Maverick, Sr., was Mayor of San Antonio from 1939 to 1941, also serving two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives during the Roosevelt administration. The $15,000 bust was commissioned by the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Conservation Society, funded mostly through private funds raised by the San Antonio Conservation Society. The pedestal was fabricated by the Texas Granite Corporation of Marble Falls at an additional cost of $7,848, funded by the City of San Antonio.

From Wikipedia, we further learn the tidbit that Maverick, as head of the Smaller War Plants Corp., coined the term "gobbledygook" for obscure and euphemistic bureaucratic language. No more "finalizing contracts", "activation", or "implementation". (How would he love today's business and government language...)

TITLE: Maury Maverick, Sr.

ARTIST(S): Lawrence Monroe Ludtke

DATE: Created 1984. Dedicated Feb. 3, 1987.

MEDIUM: Bronze bust on Texas red granite pedestal


Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

Located South Alamo Street between Nueva & Market Steets. Facing Maury Maverick Plaza. San Antonio, Texas

The "Ludtke" inscription is on the back of the bronze bust, while the granite inscription is on the front.

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