By Edgar Freeman Smith,Michelle M. Haas
As Assistant legal professional normal accountable for the land table, Edgar Smith discovered himself a interested observer and an lively participant in a few an important situations within the heritage 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. by way of 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 profit a alternate if he desired to get through. 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 was once again if you happen to may possibly learn for the legislation. After six years of studying, Edgar took the bar examination. He handed. Edgar Freeman Smith used to be a lawyer.
Before he was once thirty he could function a mayor, president of a faculty board and at last as Assistant legal professional normal. one other 4 years and he will be First Assistant legal professional General.
"Lawsuits aren't purple teas. they're battles."
Big situations the place discovering their solution to the land table then. situations that will swap the total felony panorama. It used to be Edgar's activity to argue for the country of Texas. His competitors the place males of sizeable studying with bold minds. His weapon: arduous preparation.
A Saga of Texas Land and Oil legislations is Edgar Smith's criminal autobiography, written in 1940. now not many have been revealed again then, so it truly is difficult to discover. within he lays out the the evidence of the instances he argued and why he received, whereas featuring the arguments of his rivals in a good light.
"A authentic tale of Texas legislation, legal professionals, Judges
and recognized Lawsuits"
The instances he covers include:
The Capitol Syndicate case
The pink 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 encompasses a concise historical past of the enterprise, in addition to a superb personality cartoon of pass judgement on Garwood.
He additionally info his involvement in:
The Pool corridor cases
Martial legislations at Galveston (1920)
Martial legislations within the East Texas Oil Field
1922 institution Textbook case
J. Frank Dobie notion sufficient of Edgar's publication to incorporate it in his consultant to lifestyles and Literature of the Southwest, a kind of grasp interpreting checklist if you would like a pretty good grounding within the tradition and background of our region.
Edgar Smith manages an extraordinary feat during this e-book: he's transparent minded, reasonable and wonderful by surprise. you'll 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 no dejection; to have gained with out elation;
to have fought for romance of fact that justice could prevail,
without considered outcome to self
- what higher existence can the realm afford?
This booklet merits a spot in your shelf and on your heart.
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