Texas Almanac, 1947-1948 Page: 331
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FEDERAL OFFICIALS IN TEXAS
Slimp Jr , L C , Decatur, Dist. 48
Smith, Max C., San Marcos, Dist 81-2
Smith, N. F, Jacksboro, Dist. 109.
Smith, Preston E., Lubbock, Dist 119
South, Charles L., Coleman, Dist. 125.
Soacek, R. B , Fayetteville, Dist 66
Sparks, James T , Sherman, Dist 44-1
Spencer, James C , Athens, Dist 54
Still, Mrs. Rae Files, Waxahachie, Dist 100-1.
Stockard, Jerry T , Frost, Dist 60f
Storey, Cecil, Longview, Dist. 6f
Stump, William R, Georgetown, Dist 84f
Suiter, Miss Elizabeth, Winnsboro Dist 34.
Svadlenak, Frank, Thrall, Dist. 3
Swanson, F G, Tyler, Dist. 33f
Teague, William B., Anson, Dist 115
Templeton, R. L., Wellington, Dist 122.
Thomas, M. K, Canton, Dist. 53
Timmons J. Blake, Amarillo, Dist. 123.
Tippen, W. K., Abilene, Dist 116.
'1'urner, Surry, Gilmer, Dist. 4
Wagonseller, Wayne W, Fruitland, Dist 47.
Walker, Miller B., Beaumort, Dist 15f
Wallace, John L., Fort Worth, Dist 101-4.
Ward, J. F., Rosenberg, Dist. 20
Watson, George W., Paris, Dist 37
Whitwerth, Harry, Smithville, Dist 127
Williams, Eugene C. San Antomnio, Dist 78-2.
Williams, Sterling W., Snyder, Dist 118
Williamson, W. A, San Antonio, Dist 78-1
Willis, Doyle, Fort Worth, Dist. 101-3
Willis, Philip L., Kaufman, Dist. 52
Wilson, Paul S., San Augustine, Dist. 11.
Wiseman, Pat, Jacksonville, Dist 31
Wood, Bill, Tyler, Dist 32
Wright, Jim, Weatherford, Dist 103.
Yezak, Herman, Bremond, Dist. 63.
Zivley, Lamar, Temple, Dist. 95.
State Higher Courts
The Texas Judiciary is headed by the State
Supreme Court and the State Court of Crimi-
nal Appeals which has final jurisdiction in
criminal cases. There are eleven Courts of
Civil Appeals having jurisdiction in their
respective supreme judicial districts. Figures
in parentheses in following tables indicate
dates of expiration of terms of office The
District Courts are also part of the state
judiciary. They are listed on pp. 390-395,
among other district and county officials.
State Supreme Court.
Chief Justice, James P. Alexander (1-1-49),
Associate Justices, John H Sharp (1-1-53', Gor-
don Simpson (1-1-51), Graham B. Smedley (1-1-
53), W. M. Taylor (1-1-51); J E. Hickman (1-1-
531), C. S. Slatton (1-1-49); Few Brewster
(1-1-49), A. J Folley (1-1-51). Clerk of Court,
George H. Templin. Location of court, Austin.
Note -This court was changed from three-
member to nine-member bench by constitutional
amendment (Sec 2 of Art. V) in an election Aug
25, 1945. At the same time the former Supreme
Court Commission of Appeals consisting of two
sections of three members each was abolished
The court now consists of Chief Justice and eight
associate justices who are elected to six-year
overlapping terms, three terms expiring each two
Court of Criminal Appeals.
Presiding Judge, F. L. Hawkins (1-1-51, judges,
H. N. Graves (1-1-49) and Tom L Beauchamp
(1-1-53). Judges are elected by popular %ote for
six-year overlapping terms.
Commission to Assist Court of Criminal Appeals.
Judges, C. G Krueger and Lloyd W Datidson
The commissioners are appointed by the Court of
Criminal Appeals Term, two years Clerk of
court, Olin W. Finger. Location of court, Austin.
Courts of Civil Appeals.
Justices are elected by popular ote for six-year
overlapping terms. Notations in parentheses below
indicate dates of expiration of terms
First District.-Galveston: Chief Justice, Walter
E Monteith (1-1-51); Associate Justices, George
W Grates (1-1-53) and T. H. Cody (1-1-49),
clerk of court, H. L. Garrett
Second Distrlct.-Fort Worth" Chief Justice,
Atwood McDonald (1-1-53), Associate Justices,
John Speer (1-1-51) and Earl P. Hall (1-1-49),
clerk of court, Sam B Crow
Third Distrlct.-Austin: Chief Justice, James
W. McClendon (1-1-49), Associate Justices, J. H
Baugh (1-1-51) and Robert G. Hughes (1-1-53),
clerk of court, R E Moore
Fourth District -San Ant nlf Chief Justice,
Edward W Smith (1-1-49 ) , A-.sociat Justices,
W O Murray (1-1-51 and J R Nortell (1-1-53',
cle k of court, Rob. it L Cwk
Fifth District -Dallas Chief Jastice Joel 1i
Bond (1-1-53 , Associate Justices, Ben F Loorev
(1-1-49) and Towne Young t1-1-51), clerk of
court, Justin G Buit
Sixth District -Texarkana Chief Justice, Reu-
ben A Hall (1-1-51). Associate Just ices I N
Williams (1-1-49) and R. H Harley (1-1-53)
clerk of court, M E Merrill
Seventh District.-Amarillo Chief Justice, E L
Pitts (1-1-49) , Associate Justices, W N Stokes
(1-1-51) and James G Lumpkin (1-1-53. leik
of court, Elmo Payne
Eighth District,-El Paso Chief Justice, P R
Price (1-1-49) , Associate Justices, C R Sutton
(1-1-53) and Joseph McGill (1-1-51'. clei k oi
court, J I Driscoll
Ninth District.-Beaumont Chief Justice, Thom-
as B Coe (1-1-49 , Associate Justices, R L
Murray 1-1-53) and Charles B Halker (1-1-51',
clerk of court. W G Woodard
Tenth District.-Waco Chief Justice, Giles P
Lester (1-1-53), Associate Justices, Joseph Weldon
Hale (1-1-49) and Jake Tirey (1-1-51) , clerk of
court, Ruth Sapp
Eleventh District -Eastland Chief Justice,
Clyde Grissom (1-1-53), Associate Justices Court-
ney Gray (1-1-49) and Milburn S Long (1-1-51) ,
clerk of court, Homer Smith
Texas State Institutions
Below is list of the state's educational-elee-
mosynary, eleemosynary and correctional
institutions, hospitals, homes and asylums
See index for references to educational insti-
tutions and state prison system.
*Texas State School for the BIInd.-Austin.
1856, W E Allen, superintendent, 164 students.
value of property, $514,609
*Texas School for the Deaf.-Austin, 1857,
Roger M. Powell, superintendent, 472 students,
value of property, $1,000,000
Blind, Deaf and Orphan School.-Austln, 1887.
J D Martin, superintendent, 257 students, alue
of property, $750,000
State Orphans' Home.--Corsicana, 1887, Moyne
L. Kelly, superintendent, 400 children, %alue of
Austin State School.-Austin, 1917, Dr Charles
W Castner, superintendent, 1,983 students, talue
of property, $1,880,196 24
Alabama-Coushatti Indian Reservation -Li. ing-
stn, Charles H. Jones Jr, superintendent, 390
Indians, Nalue of property. $108,250 41
Austin State School Farm Colony.-Austii
1934, H M McDaniel, superintendent. 460 stu-
dents, talue of property, $523,810
Mexia State School.-Mema, 1946, Dr Hilliam
Thomas, superintendent. 537 patients, -alue of
tTexas Confederate Home for Men.-Austin,
1891; J. A. McCutcheon, superintendent, no Con-
federate veterans in the home as of April 12,
1947, but 529 senile patients, value of property,
Texas Confederate Woman's Home -Austin,
1908, Mrs Susie Peale Butler, superintendent, 43
residents, dalue of property, $219,590 17
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium.-Sanatorum,
1912, J. B McKnight, superintendent, 955 pa-
tients, value of property, $3,000,000
1Waco State Home.-Waco, 1919, Ben S Peek,
superintendent, 305 children, 'alue of property,
Gatesvlle State School for Boys -Gatesville:
1888, R E. Blair, superintendent, 540 boys, N alue
of property. $1,000,000
Gainesville State School for Girls --Gainesville,
1913, Mrs. Pearl G Chadwell, superintendent. 220
girls, value of property, $250,000
Brady State School (Colored Girls) -Brady,
1947, Mrs. I W. Rowan. Superintendent, 28 girls
"Placed in 'eleemos,.nary-educational" budget
by the State Board -)t introl
tFormerly devoted e irely to care of Confed-
erate Army veterans, this institution has been
converted in recent sears, because of decline in
number of veterans, to hospitalization of the aged
senile men transferred from State Hospitals
lHome for Dependent and Neglected Children.
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