President J. M. Herbert died on August 5, 1922, and was succeeded by Daniel Upthegrove, who served as temporary president until October 3, 1923, when he was elected president. Upthegrove had been connected with the road as assistant attorney from 1901 until 1916, when he became general solicitor. He was born in Greenville, Texas, on May 26, 1871, and was educated at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and at the University of Texas. He practiced law in his home town until he began his association with the railroad company. Upthegrove retired on September 15, 1946.
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