TIES TO THE CONFEDERACY
Campuses under consideration for name changes:
John T. Allan facility (former Allan Elementary), named for John T. Allan, an officer in the Confederate Army. Allan was born in Scotland and was a district attorney in Louisiana before he became Texas state treasurer. He was once accused of stealing money from the treasury but was acquitted. He was a board member at the Texas School for the Deaf.
Fulmore Middle School, named for Zachary Taylor Fulmore, a private in the Confederate Army. Fulmore, a lawyer, was a Travis County judge. He also was a board member at the Texas School for the Blind. Along with his one-time law partner, Fulmore helped in the campaign for public schools in Austin and was a longtime school board member. He was a chairman of the board at the Texas Confederate Home.
Lanier High School, named for Sidney Lanier, a noted poet and musician who fought for the Confederacy. Lanier, a Georgia native, practiced law with his father. He wrote an anti-war memoir about his service in the Confederate Army. Reagan High School, named for John H. Reagan, the Confederacy’s postmaster general. Reagan was a Texas Democratic Party leader. In May 1865, Reagan was captured and placed in solitary confinement at Fort Warren in Boston harbor. He returned to Texas after his release. Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston campus, named for Confederate Gen. Albert S. Johnston. He was killed in 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh. First buried in New Orleans, his remains were transferred for burial in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.