Death resulted from complications from a blow to his side, delivered by an opposing lawyer in a Beaumont courtroom. Studied law in the office of Judge W. H. Ford of Jasper and was admitted to the bar in September, 1880. One of the leading lawyers of eastern Texas and practiced in that section of the state for nearly thirty years. Practiced law from 1880 to 1892 in Beaumont. Received his primary education in the public schools of Jasper County and at A&M of Bryan, Texas. Clerk in store Edition 33, Page 43A District 79, Page 16A Filled the unexpired term of A. S. John upon his death in 1889. This public honor was bestowed upon him when he was but 22 years of age.
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