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Law educator , university administrator

Abner Vernon Mc Call, American Law educator, retired university administrator. Bar: Texas 1938.

Background

Call, Abner Vernon Mc was born on June 8, 1915 in Perrin, Texas, United States. Son of Harry Vernon and Gertrude Elizabeth (Rhoades) McCall.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctor, Baylor University, 1938; Master of Laws, University of Michigan, 1943.

Career

Instructor law, Baylor University, 1938-1942; professor of law, Baylor University, 1946-1959; dean Law School, Baylor University, 1948-1959; executive vice president, Baylor University, 1959-1961; president, Baylor University, 1961-1981; chancellor, Baylor University, 1981-1985. Justice Supreme Court Texas, 1956. Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1943-1946.

Member Texas Civil Judicial Council, 1954-1984, president, 1955-1958.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas 1938.

Membership

President Baptist General Couv. Texas, 1963-1964; 1st vice president Southern Baptist Convention, 1979, 80, Texas representative Education communications of States, 1968-1983, 87-90. President Texas Scottish Rite Found.

Board directors Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, National Right to Work Committee. Chairman of the Board Texas System Natural laboratories, BaylorMed. Foundation, Leon Jaworski Foundation, Madison Cooper Foundation.

Member State Bar Texas, Association Texas Colleges Universities (president 1968-1969), Indiana Colleges Universities Texas (president 1965-1971), Philosophical Society Texas (president 1982).

Connections

Married Frances Laura Bortle, 1940 (deceased 1969). Children: Anne, Bette, Richard, Kathleen. Married Mary W. Russell, 1970.

father:
Harry Vernon McCall

mother:
Gertrude Elizabeth (Rhoades) McCall

spouse:
Mary W. Russell

spouse:
Frances Laura Bortle

child:
Bette Call

child:
Kathleen Call

child:
Richard Call

child:
Anne Call