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of the court and Judge A. R. Railey was elected
and served until 1902, when he was defeated by
Judge Marmion. When the form of the city government
was changed Judge Marmion was elected
as one of the commissioners and Judge John H.
Kirlicks was appointed to fill his unexpired term
and has held office ever since to the satisfaction
of everybody except the evil-doers.
The Houston Bar association was organized in
1870. Judge Peter W. Gray was its first president,
Judge George Golthwaite its vice president and
Co. Thomas J. Whitfield, recording secretary, N.
P. Turner, corresponding secretary and W. C.
Watson, treasurer. The association was tnot
numerically strong at the beginning, but it was
strong in every other way, for among its members
were some of the greatest lawyers in the country.
Today the association is strong in every way and
compares favorably with similar associations anywhere.
L. J. Bryan is president; Thomas H. Botts,
secretary and Chester H. Bryan is treasurer. The
association has a membership of several hundred.
Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912. Houston, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/. Accessed July 4, 2015.