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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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