Alfred Young Allee

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Alfred Young Allee (September 14, 1905 - January 13, 1987) was the grandson of Alfred Allee who became sheriff of Karnes County, Texas in 1892. He was born in La Salle County, Texas and became a Texas Ranger like his father and grandfather.

Early History[edit]

In 1926, Alfred was a game warden in Zavala County, Texas and became a deputy sheriff for the county in 1927.

Texas Rangers[edit]

In 1931, Alfred joined the Texas Rangers was a part of Captain Light Townsend's C Company. In 1933, he resigned after Miriam "Ma" Ferguson was elected governor of Texas and became deputy sheriff in Beeville, Texas. Many other Texas Rangers also resigned at this time in protest of corruption from Ma's previous and future term.

In 1935, a new governor (James Allred) was elected and Alfred rejoined the Texas Rangers. Alfred ended up serving thirty-seven years as a Texas Ranger.


America's Lost Treasures[edit]

In July 2012, Captain Allee's gun was chosen during the first episode of America's Lost Treasures as "special recognition for the importance of the artifact in American history, which will be featured in a special exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., coming in 2013."[1]