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Alfonso (Al) Escalante


Scope and Contents

From the File:

Photographs of people and groups, who have been identified.


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Biographical / Historical

Alfonso Escalante, Jr. was born in Brownsville in 1916.

Like his father, Alfonso Escalante, Sr., he was a pro at the Brownsville Country Club taking over as a teen in 1935 after the death of his father. He graduated from Brownsville High School, holding the school's championship title. Escalanted served in World War II as a member of the 330th Bombardment Group (VH) which flew B29s from Iwo Jima and Guam and bombed Japan in 1945. After the war, he resumed his duties at the country club, instructing and supervising the upkeep of the golf course.

In 1950, he moved to northern Mexico and returned briefly to Brownsville in 1954 before moving back to Mexico. In the early 1960s, Escalante accepted a position with the Club de Golf Chapultepec, a large country club near Mexico City.

Escalante died in 2002 at age 85.


1 Photographic Prints : Black and white image, warm tone ; 3" x 6"

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Brownsville Campus Repository

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