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Biographical Chronology

March 9, 1911 Born near Fort Worth
Graduated from North Side High School
1929-1934 Student, Baylor University. B.A., M.A. (Economics), and LL.B.
Married Hattie Mae Yelvington, daughter of Rev. Jesse L. Yelvington
1930s Received Master of Patent Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science from National University Law School, Washington, D. C. Completed most of requirements for Ph.D. in Economics from American University
1934-1942 Attorney, Federal Power Commission
1934, 1937 Became member of the bar of the Supreme Court of Texas in 1934, and Supreme Court of the United States in 1937
1942 Enlisted in the army as private. Received commission at Officers' Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia. Served overseas with 96th Division infantry, platoon leader.
1946, 1948, 1950 Ran for governor of Texas
1946-1948 Taught law at Baylor Law School
1950-1967 Attorney, National Labor Relation's Board
May 12, 1985 Died in Cincinnati, Ohio. Service at North Fort Worth Baptist Church. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.