Horace Henry Carmichael

Portrait of Horace Henry Carmichael Headstone Photograph



Captain 144 Inf.
36 Div.

October 22, 1887
September 24, 1938

Lt. Colonel Texas
National Guard.
Director of the
Department of Public
Full Name: Horace Henry Carmichael
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:K  Number:17
Reason for Eligibility: Assistant Adjutant General, Texas National Guard; Director, Texas Department of Public Safety 
Birth Date: October 22, 1887 
Died: September 24, 1938 
Burial Date: September 26, 1938 

CARMICHAEL, HORACE HENRY (1887~1938) Horace Henry Carmichael, 2nd Executive Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Assistant Adjutant General, Texas National Guard, was born in Hill County, Texas on October 22, 1887, to Henry D. Carmichael, of Texas, and Betty Loveless, of Mississippi. Entering the military, he organized the Machine Gun Company of the 144th Infantry, 36th Division and served with this company throughout World War I. He later brought this company back to Texas, where they were mustered out of service. Colonel Carmichael served as Assistant Adjutant General for several years under Governors Dan Moody and Ross Sterling. At the end of Sterling's administration, Carmichael retired voluntarily with the Adjutant General and others of the Department without warning to see whether the succeeding Governor would retain any of them. Two years later, when James V. Allred became Governor, Carmichael was called back to his old position. He held that position until June 1, 1936, when he was selected as the second Director of the newly created State Police System, the Texas Department of Public Safety, which also included the Texas Rangers. He held this position until his death on September 24, 1938, when he died of a heart attack while driving.



Colonel Carmichael was Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety from May 8, 1936, until his death on September 24, 1938.

Entered by Administrator on 8/3/2001

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