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Dean Arrington (JD ’59), 79, of Austin, passed away on May 9, 2014, after a long battle with diabetes. He was born in Athens, Texas on Nov. 6, 1934 to Henry Aubrey and Mary Kate Arrington. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1953. He was elected president of the senior class and enjoyed participating in sports with the Marshall Mavericks. Arrington attended East Texas Baptist College in Marshall and graduated from Baylor Law School in 1959. While at Baylor Law, he served as chairman of the Grievance Committee and was a member of the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity. Arrington was admitted to the Texas Bar and to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas in 1959. He also was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1973. Arrington met and married his wife, Cynthia, in Pittsburg, Texas where he practiced civil law. He was elected county attorney of Camp County in 1960. He and Cynthia, along with their two young sons, Jeff and Jim, moved to Austin in 1964. Their family was complete with the birth of Jud in 1968. Arrington served the people of the state of Texas as an assistant attorney general from 1964 until his retirement in 1994. He served in that capacity under the administrations of six attorneys general. Arrington completed his legal career working with the Texas Department of Transportation. The Texas Rangers had a devoted fan in Arrington. He loved the game of baseball, having had the opportunity to coach Little League, and then watch his sons and grandsons play the game. He also was entertained by dance recitals, always bringing bouquets to the granddaughters. Arrington was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Laverne Gelling. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Paige, and their children, Justin, Jason, and Abby; Jim and Vicki, and their children, Drew, Tyler, and Jett; Jud and Kristen, and their children, Anna, Jackson, and Judson. He also is survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Glynda and Ingo Olejak, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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