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===1940 to 1948=== Curtis' obituary reports that in the 1930's Curtis Dall "...helped to organize what later became the Tennessee Gas and Transmission Company of Houston, one of the largest corporations in the country. But he sold his interest before the company's real growth began."<sup>[[#Footnotes 1|A]]</sup> While a more contemporary report, mentions that he left this company about 1943.<sup>[[#Footnotes 5|Q]]</sup> However in F.D.R. he states that the company "...was organized by me in Nashville, Tennessee on 1 Apr 1940. (''F.D.R'', p 123) The company was designed to bring natural gas from Texas to Tennessee and the general Appalachian area. He relates several incidents, some political, surrounding this effort and it's final buy-out or bail-out by a Chicago syndicate of bankers. In 1939 they are living on Park Avenue, New York City and probably still are in 1940 when an article titled "Gotham Gazette" mentions Curtis in passing. He served as a Col in the "Army Air Force" from 1942 until Feb 1946 (''F.D.R.'', p 183), just after the close of World War II, and mentions a few times working in the Pentagon building during this time. So, I believe from 1943 to 1945 they probably lived in or near Washington, DC so Curtis could work in the Pentagon building for the Army Air Force. In 1946 they moved to San Antonio, Texas where "Col and Mrs Curtis Dall" appear several times at society events. The first mention I can find of a speech is [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=69097859¤tResult=12&src=search&firstvisit=true here] in the ''San Antonio Express'' 20 Mar 1947 (page 11) where his topic to the Fenwick Club was "Leadership". In the 1940's, he became active in politics, campaigning "...for Strom Thurmond, who was the Presidential nominee of the conservative States' Rights Party".<sup>[[#Footnotes 1|A]][[#Footnotes 5|R]]</sup> Their youngest child James Humphrey Dall was born in July 1948 in Bexar County, Texas, but the three older siblings were not born in Texas.
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