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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
in November, 1884, he moved to Austin, where he
has since resided. During his six years service as
District Attorney he conducted many important
criminal prosecutions, and, of the many criminal
cases tried, although defended by a bar of ability
equal to any in the State, the records show that
more than seventy-five per cent of the trials resuited
in convictions and that crime diminished
more than fifty per cent in the district.
In addition to the criminal business of the office,
he, as a representative of the State, brought and
tried many important civil suits, most of which
were appealed to the Supreme Court, and all of
which, except one case, resulted in final judgments
in favor of the State for all that was claimed.
The Twenty-second Legislature at its regular session
in 1891, created the Fifty-third Judicial District,
consisting of Travis County, which required
the appointment of a judge, and Governor James S.
Iogg,tendered the District Judgeship of the district
to Mr. Robertson. He accepted the appointment
and qualified May 27, 1891. He was
subsequently nominated for the position by the
Democracy of the district in convention assembled
and elected in November, 1892, by a flattering
majority, a just and fitting recognition of his
eminent services on the bench. On March
16th, 1895, he resigned the judgeship to enter
into copartnership with Ex-Governor Hogg,
for the purpose of practicing law at Austin under
the firm name of Hogg
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas, book, 1880~; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/334/: accessed March 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .