Calvin Combest Huffman

Portrait of Calvin Combest Huffman Headstone Photograph


Calvin Combest Huffman
October 15, 1907
Del Rio, Texas

August 14, 1980
Austin, Texas

Lawyer * Businessman * Editor
Publisher * Civic Worker
State Representative
Sponsor of Big Bend
National Park

Olive Weaver Huffman

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Full Name: Calvin Combest Huffman
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:F  Number:11
Reason for Eligibility: Member, Texas House of Representatives 
Birth Date: October 15, 1907 
Died: August 14, 1980 
Burial Date: August 16, 1980 

HUFFMAN, CALVIN COMBEST (1907-1980) Calvin Huffman, credited with the creation of Big Bend National Park, was born October 15, 1907 in Del Rio. His family moved to Eagle Pass where he spent much of his childhood before enrolling in the University of Texas in Journalism. After attending UT, he returned to Eagle Pass and managed the Guide, a newspaper owned by his father. In the late 1930s, Huffman entered politics and was elected the State House of Representatives. While there, he was the driving force behind a movement to create Big Bend, now a nationally recognized park. A mountain in the park, now called Mt. Huffman, was even named after him. Huffman passed away August 14, 1980. He was married to Olive and had four children Tish, Wayne, Richard and Gregory.

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#6580) Title:Mount Huffman
Source: NPS Photo by Raymond Skiles, Big Bend National Park, Texas


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