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David Thomas Searls, American lawyer. Member faculty Southwestern U., 1925-1926, University Texas, 1926-1929; Member American (chairman antitrust section American, 1954.

Background

Searls, David Thomas was born on June 30, 1905 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States. Son of Robert E. Lee and Lutie (Smith) Searls.

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Southwestern U., 1925, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, University of Texas, Austin, 1929.

Career

Member faculty Southwestern U., 1925-1926, University Texas, 1926-1929. Admitted to Texas bar, 1929, practiced in Houston. Associate, firm Robertson, Robertson & Payne, Dallas, 1929-1930, Vinson, Elkins, Sweeton & Weems, Houston, 1930-1972, partner, 1939-1953, senior partner Vinson, Elkins, Searls & Connally, 1953-1972.

General counsel, vice president Gulf Oil Corporation, 1958-1961. Director 1st City National Bank Houston, Kaneb Pipe Line Company, Murphy Oil Corporation, G.W. Murphy Industries, Inc.

Membership

Member faculty Southwestern U., 1925-1926, University Texas, 1926-1929. Member American (chairman antitrust section American, 1954. Clubs: Houston Country, Ramada.

Connections

Married Catherine Montgomery, May 1, 1934. Children: Susan (Mistress McMahon), Cathey (Mistress Johnson), David Thomas.

father:
Robert E. Lee Searls

mother:
Lutie (Smith) Searls

spouse:
Catherine Montgomery

child:
Cathey Searls (Mistress Johnson)

child:
David Thomas Searls

child:
Susan Searls (Mistress McMahon)