Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sam Houston Clinton ~ A Biography

Sam Houston Clinton on Findagrave

Birth: Sep. 23, 1923
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Death: Oct. 5, 2004
Travis County
Texas, USA

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Justice. He was a criminal defense attorney and he represented atheist leader Madeline Murray O'Hair and Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who allegedly shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Clinton was able to get the guilty verdict against Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Oswald on national television, reversed on appeal based on procedural errors. Ruby meanwhile died of cancer while in prison. He served three consecutive six-year terms on the state's highest criminal court. He graduated from Baylor University Law School in 1948. Served in World War II as a naval aviator. Washington aide to Representative Bob Poage of Texas from 1949 to 1950 and a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in 1951. Married to Hazel Lindsay Clinton of Austin at the time of his death. Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease  

(bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson) 

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