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George Gilkerson, a Lubbock attorney, talks about his life now and leading up to becoming an attorney, especially District Attorney from 1957-1962.  
==General Interview Information==
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George Gilkerson, a Lubbock attorney, talks about his life now and leading up to becoming an attorney, especially District Attorney from 1957-1962.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George Gilkerson

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 20, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Gene Preuss

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gilkerson George E. b: March 17 1924 Fort Worth Texas, Parents: George William Abilene Texas and L. C. Miller Gilkerson Jayton Texas, Mother - school teacher, Father - football ringer, Separated, Dallas Texas, Raised by foster parents, Texas A&M University, Majored in agricultural economics, Football, Military Service, Air Force 1943, Education, Depression Era, Parents separation, Effect on family, Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Military (again), Discharged in 1946, Texas Tech University, Father's family in Lubbock, Aunts were a part of Tech faculty, Lubbock Texas, Louise Dulworth Gilkerson, Wife, Qualities, Meeting in high school, Married in 1943, Texas Tech University (again), Studied pre-law, Reason for choosing major, Sam Medina's reflections, Law school, G. I. Bill, University of Texas in Austin, Law school, Opinions, Involvement, Federal Bureau of Investigation 1952-1954, Special agent, Duties, Cases, Reputation, Family problems, J. Edgar Hoover, Qualities, Humorous account.

Tape 1, Side 2: Lubbock Texas (again), Nelson & McCleskey law firm (Lubbock Texas), Duties, County Attorney's Office (for 2 years), Jobs, District Attorney 1957-62, Ran for office, Responsibilities, Bootlegging, Drinking problems, Public office, District Attorney (again), Resignation, Partnerships, Blanchard & Clifford & Gilkerson & Smith, Practice, Experiences, Current Law Practices.

Range Dates: 1924-1998

Bulk Dates: 1924-1998

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