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1945
Clara Driscoll and Driscoll Children's Hospital

Clara Driscoll, the daughter of rancher and businessman Robert Driscoll, was one of the state's outstanding political figures for more than 16 years. Upon moving to Corpus Christi, she built the beautiful Robert Driscoll Hotel in memory of her brother, and in 1939, pledged to match 2 to 1 any funds donated to establish a naval base in Corpus Christi. As the last family member, Driscoll left her family's fortune to charity when she died in 1945, stipulating the money was to be used to establish a foundation for the care of sick and undernourished children. Driscoll Children's Hospital was established in 1953 and continues to provide the finest pediatric medical care in Texas.


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