April 22, 1913
Marlin Conover Hawkins was born near Center Ridge (Conway County). Hawkins served Conway County as an elected official for thirty-eight years. His ability to deliver votes to statewide and national candidates gave Hawkins a profile in state politics that was rare for a county official. His political machine is an important part of Arkansas’s political lore, and the results of his political contacts are still evident in Conway County.