Sam Houston Clinton

Sam Houston Clinton

Birth
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Death 5 Oct 2004 (aged 81)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 9720654 · View Source
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Attorney. Jurist. 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. He 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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  • Originally Created by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
  • Added: 27 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9720654
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sam Houston Clinton (17 Sep 1923–5 Oct 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9720654, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .