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Edgar Eggleston Townes

Edgar Eggleston Townes, American lawyer, oil executive, educator. member Townes & Townes; member Vice-President board of trustees Baylor University; Member American and Houston bar associations, S.A.R. (past Texas president), Americans for Constitutional Government (chairman), Texas S.W. Cattle Raisers Association.

Background

  • Townes, Edgar Eggleston was born on September 11, 1878 in San Saba, Texas, United States. Son of John Charles and Kate (Wildbahn) Townes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Letters Texas, 1900, Bachelor of Laws, 1902. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Baylor University, 1951.

    Career

    • English teacher Texas A. and M. College, 1902-1903. Admitted to Texas bar, 1902 and practiced in Beaumont, 1903-1917, Houston since 1917. Senior member Townes & Townes.

      An organizer Humble Oil & Refining Company, 1917, general counsel, director Vice-President, 1917-1943, retired 1943. Dean Young Men’s Christian Association Law School (now South Texas College Law) since 1934. Ranchman, farmer; director Houston First Federal Savings & Loan Association Past director Vice-President Houston Young Men’s Christian Association, life director since 1949.

      Member Vice-President board of trustees Baylor University. Past member, vice president board directors Houston Memorial Hospital.

    Membership

    Member Townes & Townes. Member Vice-President board of trustees Baylor University. Member American and Houston bar associations, S.A.R. (past Texas president), Americans for Constitutional Government (chairman), Texas S.W. Cattle Raisers Association.

    Clubs: Houston, River Oaks Country, Eagle Lake Rod and Gun.

    Connections

    • Married Elsie Garrett, June 15, 1904. Children: Elsie (Mistress.
    • father: John Charles Townes
    • mother: Kate (Wildbahn) Townes
    • spouse: Elsie Garrett
    • child: Elsie (Mrs Townes
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    Born September 11, 1878
    Died January 31, 1962
    (aged 83)
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