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Jack Graves Favor
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1911
Death: Dec. 27, 1988

BMI U.S. Navy
World War II


Wrongly convicted of a double murder and sentenced to life in prison based on the testimony of the prosecution's star witness, who was the actual murderer. Jack Favor had been a rodeo star, and with the aid of a jailhouse lawyer filed a writ of habeas corpus that was denied by the Louisiana state courts, but granted by a federal judge. Favor was acquitted after his retrial in 1974 and he was released after seven years wrongful imprisonment. Favor filed a false imprisonment lawsuit against the State of Louisiana, which was settled for $55,000. While imprisoned Favor participated in the first Angola Rodeo opened to the public in 1967, and the rodeo became the largest annual prison rodeo in the United States.
Cadillac Jack Favor was inducted into Texas Trail of Fame in Fort Worth Stockyards (10/25/09

He was portrayed by country singer Clint Black in the movie "Still Holding On."

Cadillac Jack Favor was inducted into Texas Trail of Fame in Fort Worth Stockyards (10/25/09) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Dixon Favor (1879 - 1957)
  Georgia Graves Favor (1887 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Ponder Irene Rhodes Favor (1914 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jack Graves Favor (1911 - 1988)
  Dora Alice Favor Haddock (1914 - 1992)*
  Houston Bailey Favor (1917 - 2000)*
  Joe Mac Favor (1922 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Parkdale Cemetery
Arlington
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Charlene McGowan
Record added: May 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27086220
Jack Graves Favor
Added by: Colin Morrissey
 
Jack Graves Favor
Added by: Charlene McGowan
 
Jack Graves Favor
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I honor you for Sir, for never giving up, your right as an innocent man, unjustly wronged by others. You kept your faith, and this kept you going, plus the love of your family and friends. I saw the movie version of your life, played by Clint Black, he di...(Read more)
- Sissy
 Added: Oct. 13, 2016

- Michelle
 Added: Apr. 18, 2016
Never Forgotten. "For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and ...(Read more)
- J Spencer
 Added: Feb. 23, 2016
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