Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum: 1-35 and University Parks Drive | PO Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702-2570 | (254) 750-8631
Ranger Hall of Fame
The HALL OF FAME is the State designated memorial of the Texas Ranger service, commemorating the service and sacrifices of 30 Texas Rangers who gave their lives in the line of duty or made significant contributions to development of the service.
1910 - 1992
Peoples was born in Bridgeport, Texas on August 25, 1910.During the
height of the oil boom in Conroe, Texas, Peoples served as a deputy
sheriff and was promoted to chief deputy. Also, while in Conroe, Peoples
was appointed a Special Texas Ranger by Governor Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
to police the state's four horse racing tracks.
In 1941, Peoples joined the Texas Department
of Public Safety as a highway patrolman. IN 1946 he was appointed to
the Texas Rangers and assigned to Headquarters Company in Austin. In
1953, Peoples was promoted to Captain of Company F.
During his years in the Rangers, Peoples worked
a variety of cases including those involving Billie Sol Estes, the
Maceo brothers gambling syndicate in Galveston, the La Grange Chicken
Ranch, and George Parr, the "Duke of Duval." In 1969, Peoples was
made the Senior Ranger Captain for the Texas Rangers and transferred
to Austin. He retired from the Rangers on March 31, 1974. Peoples
was appointed U. S. Marshal for the Northern District of Texas by
President Richard Nixon in 1974.
He held this position for 14 years. He served
as an Executive Marshal during the bicentennial celebration for
the U. S. Marshal's service in 1989.
Clint Peoples was killed in an automobile accident
on June 22, 1992.
Suggestions for further
James Day, Captain Clint Peoples: Texas Ranger,
Clint Peoples Collection, Dallas Public Library,
Vertical Files, Texas Ranger Research Center,
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Waco, Texas