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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
most lucrative practices enjoyed by any firm in
After Mr. Lightfoot's removal to Texas, in January,
1872, he received an unsolicited appointment
from Hon. Robert Lindsay, Governor of Alabama
(who had not heard of his removal), as one of the
Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College
of Alabama, which, of course, was declined,
although considered quite an honor for a young
man of twenty-five years.
Gen. Maxev having been elected to the United
States Senate, in 1874, the responsibilities of a
large and increasing law practice at the Paris bar,
St. Louis, and took a prominent part in the exciting
and memorable campaign that followed. Actively
engaged in the practice of law, he nevertheless
found time to take part as a Democratic champion
in the contests in the political arena, but sought no
office. He was nominated, however, and elected to
the State Senate without opposition in 1880, which
position he held for two years, and then voluntarily
retired to attend the pressing demands of his law
practice. In 1888 he was elected by the State
Democratic Convention a delegate to the National
Convention at St. Louis that nominated Cleveland
and Thurman, and was selected by the Texas
which was not excelled by any in the State, fell
upon Judge Lightfoot.
On November 3d, 1874, he was united in marriage
to Miss Dora Bell Maxey (an adopted daughter
of Gen. and Mrs. S. B. Maxey), who died in
June, 1884, leaving two children: Sallie Lee, who
was born June 8th, 1878, and Thomas Chenoweth,
who was born August 12th, 1880, their eldest son,
Maxey Bell Lightfoot, having died November 15th,
Judge Lightfoot was elected by the Democratic
State Convention, which met at Galveston, January
5th, 1876, a delegate to the National Convention, at
St. Louis, which nominated Tilden and Hendricks.
After the adjournment of the Convention, he addressed
a large and enthusiastic mass meeting in
delegation to second the nomination of Mr.
Cleveland, which he did in a short and felicitous
address that met with favor, both in the convention
and at home. July lth, 1889, he was
elected president of the State Bar Association, succeeding
Hon. F. Chas. Hume, which position was
accepted as a distinguished honor at the hands of
his brother lawyers. In his annual address to the
association, delivered August 6th, 1890, which was
published in the proceedings of that body, he discussed
the Railroad Commission amendment to the
State constitution to be voted upon in November
following. Subsequent adjudications under that
amendment, before the 'Supreme Court of the
United States, have proven the correctness of the
views then expressed by him.
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