Prints and Photographs Collection
Allan Shivers began to get close to power at a young age. At the University of Texas, he was president of the student body. He passed the state bar in 1931, two years before actually receiving his law degree. In 1934, at the age of 27, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Texas Senate. In 1937, he married Marialice Shary, the daughter of a prominent Rio Grande Valley family. Here, Allan and Marialice Shivers, center, visit with Governor Pappy O'Daniel and his wife Merle. The identity of the baby is uncertain.