Robert Lee Bobbitt is a high class gentleman. He is honest. Being a high class gentleman he does not stoop to politics except on the very rare occasions when he believes political maneuvering will serve a good end. There is just nothing you can say against him.
"The appointment certainly is a happy one; its acceptance by Judge Bobbitt a cause for Texans to feel more secure in the knowledge that this agency, which has come to be one of the most important in the State, is to be in charge of men of ability and integrity, who have a knowledge of the needs of the State and a desire to serve Texas well.
"It is likewise well for Texas that Judge Bobbitt is willing to resign from a position which in itself reflects on him, dignity and distinction to accept this work."
Being Chairman of the Texas State Highway Commission was not an easy job. Robert Lee faced some very difficult problems and some special interest groups that caused danger to his life and career. He bravely faced the problems made the necessary decisions that were good for the State and the welfare of the citizens. For his service the State honored Robert Lee Bobbitt with a State historical marker and named one of their well designed, modern highway rest area after him.
Tuesday, May 7, 1974. San Antonio Express. Lytle, Texas.
"A historical marker honoring the late Robert Lee Bobbitt of San Antonio was unveiled at the dedication of a rest stop on Interstate Highway 35, Tuesday.
"The marker was unveiled by Robert Lee Bobbitt, Jr., of San Antonio and DeWitt C. Greer, a member of the Texas Highway Commission.
"The $250,000.00 rest stop is between Lytle and Natalia Texas.
"Bobbitt served as Chairman of the Highway Commission for eight years. Reagan Houston III, Chairman of the Highway Commission and Clifton Caldwell Albany, President of the Texas Historical Commission attended the ceremony. The ceremony was sponsored by the Great San Antonio Chamber of Commerce."
"Judge Bobbitt was not an applicant for the position." Governor Allred said. "The first he knew of it was Monday night when he came to Austin at my request. I presented the