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  Partner: Wilson County Historical Society
 Collection: Texas History Collection
Sheriff George Boothe, 1937-1938

Sheriff George Boothe, 1937-1938

Date: 1937/1938
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of George Boothe, sheriff of Wilson County, Texas, standing out-of-doors in front of an unidentified building. He is wearing a light-colored uniform with a dark tie as well as a hat and utility belt holding bullets. Handwritten text on the back of the photograph says: "Sheriff Boot[he"]. George Boothe, 1937 to 1938, Mrs. Geo. Boothe was appointed sherrif [sic] in May 1939 due to the death of her husband." and "WCHS prop., donated by Sherriff [sic] 'Pete' Bauman, 1990."
Contributing Partner: Wilson County Historical Society
Sheriff Paul Ermler, 1946-1952

Sheriff Paul Ermler, 1946-1952

Date: 1946/1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of Paul Ermler, sheriff of Wilson County, Texas, visible from the chest up. He is wearing a dark-colored shirt and jacket with a hat. Handwritten text on the back of the photograph says: "Paul Ermler, 1946-52." and "WCHS prop., donated by Sherrif [sic] 'Pete' Bauman, Nov. 1990."
Contributing Partner: Wilson County Historical Society
Asa Fuller, Sheriff 1961-1980

Asa Fuller, Sheriff 1961-1980

Date: 1961/1980
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of Asa Fuller, sheriff of Wilson County, Texas, seated behind a desk. He is leaning back in an office chair with his left leg crossed over his right knee and he is smoking a cigarette; his badge is visible in his breast pocket. There is an ashtray on the desk in front of him, as well as a folded newspaper and various other documents. Handwritten text on the back of the photograph says: "Asa G. Fuller, 1961-1980." and "WCHS prop., donated by Sherriff [sic] 'Pete' Bauman, Nov. 1990."
Contributing Partner: Wilson County Historical Society
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