Arthur Temple Remembered

Three days after suffering a heart attack, 86-year-old Arthur Temple has passed away.  His family is credited with establishing the town of Diboll and bringing the timber industry to East Texas.

Several civic, education and health buildings around the area are named in his honor.  The T-L-L Temple Foundation has awarded grants to many area projects.  Temple is founder of Temple Inland in Diboll.  Jack Sweeney, president of Temple Inland says "Arthur Temple was a man that did a lot of good for a lot of people for a long time."

Temple was instrumental in the construction of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir and the creation of the Big Thicket National Preserve in East Texas.  The School of Forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University is named for Temple.