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FLOWERS, ALLEN GILBERT (1869–1935). Allen Gilbert Flowers, lawyer, teacher, and college administrator, was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on December 31, 1869, the son of Thomas Evans and Matilda Anne (Mack) Flowers. He worked for more than a quarter of a century as a printer, first in Sumter and after 1900 in the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. He attended the YMCA night school and received LL.B and LL.M. degrees at George Washington University in 1906 and 1907. In 1908 he was admitted to the bar and on November 8 of that year married Sue Duncan Hall of Meredithville, Virginia. In 1911 Flowers moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to publish the Arkansas Sentinel. From 1912 to 1919 he served as deputy prosecuting attorney of Washington County, Arkansas. He was a lecturer in economics at the University of Arkansas in 1916 and during World War I served as a major in the home guards and as a representative of the adjutant general of Arkansas to advise selective service boards. In 1920 Flowers helped to establish the law school at Baylor University and was named its dean, a position he held until his death. He was a Democrat, a Mason, and a Baptist. He died in Waco on May 11, 1935.


Dallas Morning News, May 12, 1935. Who's Who in America, 1942–43.

J. D. Bragg


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J. D. Bragg, "FLOWERS, ALLEN GILBERT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed March 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.