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C. A. "Neal" Pickett Papers

Identifier: A-0164

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, speeches and biographical information.


  • Creation: 1920-1985

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

C. A. "Neal" Pickett was born on December 22, 1902, in Houston, Texas, to Cornelius D. Pickett and Margaret Moody Pickett. In 1916, he organized the first troop of Boy Scouts in Brazoria and served as patrol leader. On April 18, 1927, Pickett married Margaret Yarborough and three children were born to them, Margaret Ann, Patricia Jane, and Neal Yarborough Pickett.

Career highlights of Pickett include: Manager of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, 1927-1930; Secretary-Manager of Houston Insurance Exchange, 1930-1935; Executive Vice President of the Lumberman's Association of Texas, 1935-1941; Mayor of Houston, 1941-1943; American Red Cross, military welfare, 1943-1946; Vice President of Realty Mortgage Corporation, 1946-1961; Director of the Federal Housing Administration, 1961-1967; and First Executive Director of the Deep East Texas Development Council, 1967-1972.

("C. A. Pickett Papers." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).


1.50 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 39 folders and was originally housed in four clamshell boxes. All four boxes were consolidated into a single banker's box. The original box and folder numbering remains in place.

Guide to the C. A. "Neal" Pickett Papers
Natasha McClanahan
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository