Milam, Thomas Simpson 1998-06-08

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Tom Milam talks about his life and becoming and attorney.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Thomas Simpson Milam

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 08, 1998

Location: Luubock, Texas

Interviewer: Gene Preuss

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Thomas Simpson Milam, Born: January 24, 1915, Father James Henry Miliam, Sr., From Arlington (?), North Carolina, Lawyer and county judge, Moved to Benjamin, Texas in 1903, Mother, Born in Alabama, Moved to Texas when she was a few years old, Taught school in Benjamin, Texas, Maternal grandparents were Texas farmers, Brother: James Henry Milam, Jr., lawyer, Sister: Mary Grace Milam, schoolteacher, Seymour, Texas, University of Texas, Graduated from law school (1936), Differences, Degree requirements, Law career, Dallas, Texas, Law firm: Robertson, Leechman, Payne, Gardeer, and Lancaster (?)—3 years, United States Navy—World War II, Law firm: Bailey and Miliam, 2 years, Sherman, Texas, Freeman, Wolf, Keith and Milam, 2 years, Lubbock, Texas, 1949, Law career (again), Trail work, U. S. Navy (again), World War II, Subchaser in the South Pacific (1.5 years), Gunnery officer on destroyer escort in the North, Atlantic until the end of war, Lubbock, Texas (again), Jobs in law, Depression, Texas, State Bar Association, Voluntary member, Local Bar Association, Involvement—president, Dallas, Texas (again), Lubbock, Texas (again), Relationships between lawyers in Lubbock, Texas, West Texas Judges, Qualities of a good judge, Difference in laws, Opinions of lawyers, Attribution of reputation, Advertising, Pro-bono cases, [Tape cuts off after this].

Tape 1, Side 2: [Tape difficulty, 1st eight minutes are silent], Types of judges, Universities with law schools, Minority attorneys, Opinions, Advice for future attorneys, Personal time (recreation), [Tape cuts off after 10 minutes of interview].

Range Dates: 1915-1998

Bulk Dates: 1936-1950

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