Baylor Welcomes Supreme Court Justice Tom Phillips

Oct. 22, 2013
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WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2013) - Baylor Libraries has invited Tom Phillips, retired Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, to speak on campus at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 in The Texas Collection library.

Phillips, a distinguished alumnus of Baylor and recipient of the 2013-2014 Pro Texana Medal of Service from the university, will speak about the life and impact of Judge Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor and the important role he played in the founding of Texas' oldest university.

The Texas Collection will display a portrait of Judge Baylor by Tom Lea, a prominent Texas artist and writer who died in 2001, in celebration of Tom Lea Month.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Texas Collection is located on the Baylor campus, 1429 S. Fifth Street.

For more information, call The Texas Collection at (254) 710-1268.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


The Baylor University Libraries support excellence in teaching and learning, enhance research and discovery, and foster scholarship and success. Through its Central Libraries and special collections - Armstrong Browning Library, W.R. Poage Legislative Library and The Texas Collection - the Libraries serve as academic life centers that provide scholarly resources and technological innovation for the Baylor community and beyond.

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