Brummet, Craig and Gwen 1998-08-06

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Gwen Brummett along with her son Craig, discuss the change of law and their family of attorneys.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Gwen and Craig Brummet

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Date: August 6, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Gene B. Preuss

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1: Brummett, Gwendolyn O'dell (?) McCenan (?), b. July 9, 1918 in Groesbeck, Texas, parents: McCenan, Peter Daniel - father, McCenan, (?) Maude Lofton - mother, married Brummett, Winston Phillip on November 24, 1938, Brummett, Winston (again), father: Brummett, H. A. C., attorney in Dickens County, Texas, characteristics, careers, elected county judge in Dickens County, Texas, advertising, county attorney in Spur, Texas (4 years), Lubbock, Texas (1946), Brummett, Gwen (again), worked at a dry good store, salary - $12.50 a week, Brummett, Winston (again), night watchman at the Texas State Capitol, Children, Brummett, Winston Phillip Jr., Brummett, Craig, Lubbock, Texas (again) - 1946, Brummett, James Craig (again), b. September 12, 1945 in Lubbock, Texas, reasons for practicing law, Brummett, Phil (again), attended law school at the University of Houston, d. 1973 of cancer, enjoyed practicing law, Brummett, Winston (again), law partners, farming (Dickens County, Texas), grapes/vineyard, cotton, law practice, farming (again), grapes (again), pecans, business ventures, Discussing a scrapbook made by Gwen Brummett, Brummett, Winston (again), classmates at the University of Texas School of Law, Brock, Ralph, Connally, John, Carr, Waggoner, Brummett, Winston (again), story, Brummett, H. A. C. (again), d. 1965, Cases, Women's Bar Auxiliary (1941), activities, over the years the auxiliary dissolved, Watching trials, something for citizens to do, Brummett, H. A. C. (again), memories, Brummett, Craig (again), types of law practice, Brummett, Winston (again), Changes in law, paperwork, technology

Tape 2: Lubbock Bar Association, memorial for lawyers, lawyers, treatment of one another, increasing number, Texas Tech University School of Law, instructors, Hance, Kent, Law School (again), Brummett, Winston (again), Brummett, Craig (again), law school, seminar on law, practicing law, law clerks, Changes in obtaining a law degree, Lubbock Bar Association (again), Brummett, Winston (again), politics, Public perceptions of lawyers, advertising, opinions, Women in law, Minorities in law, Job of attorneys, Women in law (again), Lawyers (again), relationship with one another (again), Advice to potential attorneys, Brummett, Winston, Children (again), [Ends after 15 minutes]

Range Dates: 1918-1998

Bulk Dates: 1918-1998

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