By Edgar Freeman Smith,Michelle M. Haas
As Assistant legal professional common answerable for the land table, Edgar Smith came across himself a interested observer and an lively participant in a few an important instances 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. through age 11 he needed to paintings in a coal mine to help his widowed mom. whilst he was once eighteen they misplaced their domestic to foreclosures. humans advised him to benefit a exchange if he desired to get by way of. Edgar's ears have been plugged to that. All he ever desired to be used to be a lawyer.
He sweated all day and studied into the evening. This used to be again should you may perhaps learn for the legislations. After six years of interpreting, Edgar took the bar examination. He handed. Edgar Freeman Smith was once a lawyer.
Before he was once thirty he could function a mayor, president of a faculty board and at last as Assistant lawyer basic. one other 4 years and he will be First Assistant lawyer General.
"Lawsuits will not be purple teas. they're battles."
Big situations the place discovering their strategy to the land table then. instances that will switch the full felony panorama. It used to be Edgar's activity to argue for the country of Texas. His rivals the place males of big studying with bold minds. His weapon: laborious preparation.
A Saga of Texas Land and Oil legislation is Edgar Smith's criminal autobiography, written in 1940. now not many have been published again then, so it really is tough to discover. within he lays out the the evidence of the instances he argued and why he received, whereas featuring the arguments of his competitors in a good light.
"A genuine tale of Texas legislations, attorneys, Judges
and well-known Lawsuits"
The instances he covers include:
The Capitol Syndicate case
The crimson 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 incorporates a concise background of the enterprise, in addition to a superb personality comic strip of pass judgement on Garwood.
He additionally information 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 suggestion sufficient of Edgar's e-book to incorporate it in his advisor to existence and Literature of the Southwest, a kind of grasp studying checklist if you would like an effective grounding within the tradition and background of our region.
Edgar Smith manages an extraordinary feat during this ebook: he's transparent minded, reasonable and exciting without notice. you can find him to be respectable, 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 out dejection; to have gained with out elation;
to have fought for romance of fact that justice may possibly 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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