Administered by Texas Tech University Grounds Maintenance 3144 Main Street Lubbock Texas 79409
Located Texas Tech University South of Administration Building Lubbock Texas
Dedicated Nov. 8, 1985
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Texas survey, 1994.
(On front and back of base:) Preston Smith/Governor of Texas 1968-1972/Lt. Governor of Texas 1962-1968/State Senator 1956-1962/House of Representatives 1944-1950/Graduate of Texas Tech University 1934/Honored with Distinguished Alumnus award 1969/"Look Around You And See The Results of Legislation/Authored and Supported By Preston Smith Which Made/This Campus What It Is Today (On one side of base:) "The Future of this Community, This State and this Nation/and Even Civilization Itself is Wrapped Up In the Educated Minds of Dedicated, Responsible and Purposeful Young People"/Preston Smith/March 1963 (On other side of base:) "There is a growing conviction That We Must Not Only Maintain/But We Must Improve The Quality of Education In This Country/For The Sake Of Our Economy. Our Position in World Leadership/And Even Our Physical Survival"/Preston Smith/January 19 1964 signed Founder's mark appears.
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Preston Smith stands with his proper right hand holding his wide-brimmed hat to his head. He wears glasses, and an open trench-coat over a suit and tie.