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Edgar Eggleston Townes

lawyer , educator. , oil executive

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