Texas in WWII: Leadership

On the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surrender and the end of World War II, the Texas Historical Commission highlighted the leadership of four individuals with ties to Texas who helped bring about victory.

This presentation focuses on those four leaders and their contributions to the largest mobilization of American military and economic resources in the nation’s history. 

Experts from THC sites joined staff from the Military Sites Program to look at the contributions of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby, and Speaker Sam Rayburn.

Learn how destinations like the National Museum of the Pacific War, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, and the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site can add to your understanding of this important time in our state and nation’s history.

Our expert speakers include: 

• General Michael W. Hagee, President and CEO, National Museum of the Pacific War 

• John Akers, Site Manager, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site

• Stacie Flood, Assistant Site Manager, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site 

• Stephen Cure, Military/Oral History Programs Coordinator, Texas Historical Commission 

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