By Edgar Freeman Smith,Michelle M. Haas
As Assistant lawyer basic in command of the land table, Edgar Smith came upon himself a interested observer and an energetic participant in a few an important circumstances within the background of Texas land and oil law.
"I'm going to be a lawyer."
Do you ever imagine humans used to have extra gumption than they do now?
Let's examine Edgar Smith, the youngest baby of a circuit preacher. via age 11 he needed to paintings in a coal mine to aid his widowed mom. whilst he used to be eighteen they misplaced their domestic to foreclosures. humans advised him to benefit a alternate if he desired to get by means of. Edgar's ears have been plugged to that. All he ever desired to be was once a lawyer.
He sweated all day and studied into the evening. This used to be again for those who may learn for the legislations. After six years of analyzing, Edgar took the bar examination. He handed. Edgar Freeman Smith was once a lawyer.
Before he was once thirty he may function a mayor, president of a faculty board and eventually as Assistant legal professional basic. one other 4 years and he will be First Assistant lawyer General.
"Lawsuits aren't crimson teas. they're battles."
Big situations the place discovering their option to the land table then. circumstances that might switch the full criminal panorama. It was once Edgar's task to argue for the country of Texas. His rivals the place males of gigantic studying with ambitious minds. His weapon: laborious preparation.
A Saga of Texas Land and Oil legislations is Edgar Smith's criminal autobiography, written in 1940. no longer many have been revealed again then, so it is not easy to discover. inside of he lays out the the evidence of the situations he argued and why he received, whereas proposing the arguments of his rivals in a good light.
"A actual tale of Texas legislations, legal professionals, Judges
and recognized Lawsuits"
The instances he covers include:
The Capitol Syndicate case
The purple River Boundary case
The Relinquishment Act
The case of the 'So-called Oil Leases'
Edgar Smith went directly to paintings for Baker, Botts & Parker & Garwood (now Baker Botts) and contains a concise heritage of the enterprise, in addition to a very good personality caricature of pass judgement on Garwood.
He additionally info his involvement in:
The Pool corridor cases
Martial legislation at Galveston (1920)
Martial legislation within the East Texas Oil Field
1922 college Textbook case
J. Frank Dobie notion adequate of Edgar's publication to incorporate it in his consultant to lifestyles and Literature of the Southwest, a type of grasp analyzing record if you would like an exceptional grounding within the tradition and heritage of our region.
Edgar Smith manages a unprecedented feat during this ebook: he's transparent minded, reasonable and wonderful unexpectedly. you can find him to be first rate, diligent, observant and devoted to the pursuits of his clients.
When he left Baker, Botts, Parker & Garwood shape his personal perform in Austin, pass judgement on Garwood wrote this commitment to him:
In reminiscence of good fought fields;
to have misplaced with no dejection; to have gained with no elation;
to have fought for romance of fact that justice could prevail,
without considered end result to self
- what better existence can the realm afford?
This e-book merits a spot in your shelf and on your heart.
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