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Judge in Lubbock

September 25th, 2009 Comments off

According to the Wednesday, July 16, 2008 edition of The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, via lubbockonline.com:

“50 years ago: District Judge Wilmer B. Hunt of Houston, candidate for associate justice of Supreme Court of Texas, campaigned Tuesday in Lubbock. Judge Hunt spent Monday in Amarillo and Wednesday will be in Wichita Falls.”

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Judge speaks at San Jacinto Day 1935

September 25th, 2009 Comments off

Judge gave a speech on San Jacinto day, April 25 1935, at about 3:45p.m.  The text of the speech has not been found but the speech is referred to on page 33 of  “Here Comes Texas: A Centennial (1935)” by Ralph Selle.

Click here to read the whole thing in plain text. For a version easier to read (a scan of the original, including the library date stamps), see the pdf version at You can download a copy from http://www.archive.org/details/herecomestexasac001629mbp.

Thanks Internet Archive!

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Judge Hunt Sworn In

September 24th, 2009 1 comment
Judge Hunt Sworn In

IT'S "YOUR HONOR" NOW--Just after this picture was taken Saturday, Harris county had two new civil district judges. Taking their oaths are judge Dan jackson of the 129th court, left, and Judge Wilmer B. Hunt of the 133rd. Judge Ewing Boyd swore them in. The courts were created to speed the heavy case load in the county. Judges Jackson and Hunt were appointed by Governor Beauford Jester. They will start work Tuesday in the court rooms of vacationing judges.

The Houston Chronicle printed this article in 1947 showing Wilmer Brady Hunt being sworn in as a judge for the State of Texas.  He claimed later that during that year, on the day that his son Sperry was born, that he told a room full of his prisoners that he would free all who also celebrated that day as their own birthday.

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