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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 Resource Type: Text
 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
The Ruiz-Herrera Family Tree

The Ruiz-Herrera Family Tree

Date: unknown
Creator: Machado, Mauro M.
Description: Document that details the genealogy of the Ruiz and Herrera families from 1737 to the mid 1830s. Noteworthy family members and their contributions are mentioned including Juan Manuel Ruiz, Sona Manuela de la Pena Viuda de Ruiz, and Francisco Ruiz. Pages may be missing as the document seems incomplete.
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[Historiography and coat of arms for Herrera family]

[Historiography and coat of arms for Herrera family]

Date: 1972
Creator: Halbert, Nancy L.
Description: A report on the history and origin of the surname Herrera. The report includes an image of the coat of arms.
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The Lawyer's Oath

The Lawyer's Oath

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Lawyer's Oath from Article 309, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas.
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[Business card for John J. Herrera, Attorney at Law]

[Business card for John J. Herrera, Attorney at Law]

Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Business card for John J. Herrera, Attorney at Law. Address is listed as Office C. 4-7491, 710 Scanlan Building, Houston, Texas.
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[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1951-04-21]

[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1951-04-21]

Date: April 21, 1951
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Speech delivered by John J. Herrera on April 21, 1951, marking the 115th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. He describes the battle as being between "freemen" and "the minions of despotism" and reminds the audience of the twenty-seven Mexican Texans who fought for Texas freedom.
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[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day, San Jacinto Monument - 1954-04-21]

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day, San Jacinto Monument - 1954-04-21]

Date: April 21, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Draft of the speech delivered by John J. Herrera on April 21, 1954, marking the one hundred and eighteenth anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Herrera compares the Battle of San Jacinto to the Korean War and states that "Our Texas men are proving themselves again and again defenders of the American way of life." Herrera spoke on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens and presented an offering to the memory of those who died in the Battle of San Jacinto.
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[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1942-04-21]

[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1942-04-21]

Date: April 21, 1942
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Speech delivered by John J. Herrera on April 21, 1942 at San Jacinto Memorial Park for the 106th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Herrera reminds the audience of the important role Latin American patriots played in the battle for Texas independence and continue to play in modern times. Herrera cites international unity as the key to victory in World War II.
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[Speech by John J. Herrera on behalf of Sam Hoover, pages one and two]

[Speech by John J. Herrera on behalf of Sam Hoover, pages one and two]

Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Pages 1 and 2 of a speech by John J. Herrera given on behalf of Sam Hoover, candidate for County Judge of Harris County. Herrera describes the background of Sam Hoover. Herrera indicates that he is there speaking on behalf of Sam Hoover asking for their votes. Sam Hoover was running on a platform: "Stop Loading Down the Property Owner with Additional Taxes."
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[Speech by John J. Herrera delivered at the San Jacinto Monument]

[Speech by John J. Herrera delivered at the San Jacinto Monument]

Date: 196u
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Speech by John J. Herrera entitled "The Texas-Mexican's and the Battle of San Jacinto" in which he discusses the importance of keeping the part Mexicans played in the struggle for Texas independence alive in the public's conscience. Circa 1960s. Includes handwritten revisions.
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[Speech by John J. Herrera on behalf of Lewis Dickson - 1949-01-08]

[Speech by John J. Herrera on behalf of Lewis Dickson - 1949-01-08]

Date: January 8, 1948
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Speech by John J. Herrera delivered on January 8, 1949, on behalf of Lewis Dickson, candidate for state senator, who was running in a special election.
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