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    • Caroline Wiess Law portrait 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1933-01-01)
      Caroline Wiess Law was an oil heiress and art collector, and a major philanthropist in Houston. She is perhaps best known for her endowment bequests to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including ...
    • Craig Cullinan, Jr. portrait 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1933-01-01)
      Craig Cullinan, Jr. is the gransdon of Joseph Cullinan, who was a founder of the Magnolia Petroleum Company and helped organize the Texas Company in Beaumont shortly after the oil strike at Spindletop ...
    • Dudley Sharp family portrait 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1931-01-01)
      Dudley Crawford Sharp was the son of Walter Benona Sharp of Spindletop fame, and brother of Walter Beford Sharp. He and his brother joined with W. T. Campbell in the organization of Mission Manufacturing ...
    • Gwendolyn Garrow Hutcheson portrait 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1935-01-01)
      Gwendolyn Garrow Hutcheson was the wife of Palmer Hutcheson, prominent Houston attorney. He graduated from the University of Texas School of law in 1938. In 1946 he joined with family members to form the law firm Hutcheson ...
    • James Addison Baker portrait 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1936-01-01)
      Baker practiced law in Houston, where he eventually headed Baker, Botts, Andrews, and Wharton, a 100-year-old law firm (later to be known as Baker Botts). After the Commercial National Bank, which ...
    • James Addison Baker portrait in academic regalia 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1936-01-01)
      Baker practiced law in Houston, where he eventually headed Baker, Botts, Andrews, and Wharton, a 100-year-old law firm (later to be known as Baker Botts). After the Commercial National Bank, which ...
    • Jane Blaffer portrait 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
      Philanthropist and patron of the arts Jane Blaffer Owen is the daughter of Robert E. Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil and Refining Company. Owen was the first president of the Allied ...
    • Jane Blaffer portrait with hat 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
      Philanthropist and patron of the arts Jane Blaffer Owen is the daughter of Robert E. Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil and Refining Company. Owen was the first president of the Allied ...
    • Kenneth Franzheim portrait 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
      Architect Kenneth Franzheim's major buildings in Houston were the seventeen-story Humble Tower (1936, with Staub, later became the Exxon Building); the second Hermann Hospital and the Hermann ...
    • Nina J. Cullinan portrait 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1934-01-01)
      Nina J. Cullinan was a patron of Houston arts and parks. She was a founding member of the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Society For Performing Arts, and the Houston Ballet Foundation. She also served ...
    • Palmer Hutcheson portrait 

      Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1930-01-01)
      Palmer Hutcheson Jr. was a fifth generation Texan and a prominent Houston attorney. He graduated from the University of Texas School of law in 1938. In 1946 he joined with family members to form the ...