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WOOTEN, GOODALL HARRISON (1869–1942). Goodall Harrison Wooten, physician and civic leader, was born in Paris, Texas, in 1869, the son of Henrietta (Goodall) and Thomas Dudley Wooten. The family moved to Austin in the 1870s. Wooten received his B.S. and M.A. degrees at the University of Texas in 1891 and 1892. In 1895 he graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and began to practice medicine in Austin with his father. Throughout his life, Wooten was active in Travis County community affairs. The Wooten home was known throughout the South for its flower gardens. He was president of the Austin Chamber of Commerce in 1936 and again in 1937. In 1934 he presented to the Boy Scouts of the Central Texas area a camp located on Bull Creek and named in honor of his son, Tom D. Wooten. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Texas Memorial Museum on the University of Texas campus and left his extensive gun collection to the museum. Wooten died in Austin on January 30, 1942, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Ella, and one daughter.


Austin American, January 31, 1942, May 2, 1949. Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


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