Dr. Henderson Lamar "H. L." Cravens, Jr. was a political science professor at Howard Payne University at Brownwood, TX for nearly four decades.
Born: May 27, 1929 - Died: Saturday, November 12, 1994 - Age: 65
Dr. Cravens never won a National but he dominated Texas Checkers in his
prime. H. L. Cravens won the Texas State Championship 35 time. He placed 3rd in the
1970 - 27th (3-Move) National
in Houston, TX under Marion Tinsley and Don
Lafferty, Walter Hellman didn't play. This would have
placed Cravens third or fourth in the world at that time. His obituary in the "Yellow Jacket" reflects the gentleman he was and the
contribution he made as a Texan and teacher.
Obituary: http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth103326/m1/1/zoom/ Dr. H. L. Cravens obituary was published in The Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, TX), Vol. 83, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 17, 1994 on pages 1 & 3 of 8.
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