Black, J R 1966-09-01

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Judge J. R. Black, District Judge of the 42nd District Court of Texas, reminisces about his early law practice and the judicial offices he held and about the legal history in the Abilene, Texas area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J. R. Black

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Date: September 1, 1966

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: Don Wilson

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Born, Callahan County, Texas, Parents, Father was a farmer, Education, Admiral School, Boarding school, Cumberland University Law School, Tennessee (1909), Mail carrier, Law student, Bar exam (Dallas, Texas), Blackstone's Book, Elected offices in Callahan County, District Clerk, County Attorney (1916), County Judge (1918-1922), Law practice, Baird, Texas (1922-1927), Criminal law, 42nd District of Texas, District Attorney (1927-1944), District Judge (1944- ), Famous law cases, Death penalty cases, Attitude on death penalty, Harley Brown, 42nd District Court Reporter, 42nd District Court docket, Public hanging, Baird, Callahan County (1906), Dallas Scarborough, defending attorney, Family, Children

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1906-1944

Bulk Dates: 1906-1944

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