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 Samuel Houston Clinton Jr.

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Samuel Houston Clinton Jr.

Birth
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Death
5 Oct 2004 (aged 81)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 30.2650004, Longitude: -97.7266426
Plot
Patriots' Hill, Section 2 (A), Row C, Number 2
Memorial ID
9720654 View Source

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.

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.

Bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson


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