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Otis Theodore Dunagan

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Otis Theodore Dunagan

Birth
Big Sandy, Upshur County, Texas, USA
Death
2 Feb 1983 (aged 74)
Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA
Burial
Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 32.263434, Longitude: -95.30831
Plot
Section B Garden of Christus, Row 10 Lot 24A3
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Otis Dunagan served two terms in the Texas legislature in 1933-34 and 1935-36.

He was one of three legislators who sponsored the original Texas Drivers' License law. He, and other legislators, were honored in Dallas on November 29, 1935.

He was appointed judge of the 7th Judicial District Court of Texas on October 29, 1942 and took the oath of office on the same day. He was one of the youngest jurists in Texas.

He presided over two noted trials. One involving the NAACP, represented by Thurgood Marshall, who later was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The other trial involved Billie Sol Estes, who gained notoriety as one of the most infamous con-men in Texas history.

At retirement, he was Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Civil Appeals and was the second-most senior justice in Texas.
Otis Dunagan served two terms in the Texas legislature in 1933-34 and 1935-36.

He was one of three legislators who sponsored the original Texas Drivers' License law. He, and other legislators, were honored in Dallas on November 29, 1935.

He was appointed judge of the 7th Judicial District Court of Texas on October 29, 1942 and took the oath of office on the same day. He was one of the youngest jurists in Texas.

He presided over two noted trials. One involving the NAACP, represented by Thurgood Marshall, who later was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The other trial involved Billie Sol Estes, who gained notoriety as one of the most infamous con-men in Texas history.

At retirement, he was Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Civil Appeals and was the second-most senior justice in Texas.

Gravesite Details

Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Civil Appeals of Texas



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