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Lawyer

John Leroy Jeffers, American lawyer. Recipient Outstanding Alumnus award University Texas Law School, 1969; Distinguished Alumnus award University Texas, 1974.

Background

Jeffers, John Leroy was born on October 15, 1909 in Ferris, Texas, United States. Son of Theodore Franklin and Cynthia (Ewing) Jeffers.

Education

Bachelor of Laws with highest honors, University Texas, 1932.

Career

Admitted to Texas bar, 1932. Practice in San Antonio, 1932-1942. Assistant criminal district attorney, San Antonio, 1935-1939.

Member firm Vinson, & Elkins, Houston, 1942-1979. Past member of faculty St. Mary’s U. School Law, San Antonio, South Texas School Law, Houston. Lecturer Southwestern Legal Found, 1966-1979.

Membership

Member Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, 1973-1974. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member American (house delegations 1966-1967, 72-79, chairman anti-trust section 1970-1971), Houston (president 1968-1969) bar associations, State Bar Texas (president 1973-1974), Order of Coif, Delta Theta Phi.

Connections

Married Nell Elise Walker, February 8, 1935. Children: John Leroy, Mary Nell (Mistress H. Malcolm Lovett, Junior.

father:
Theodore Franklin Jeffers

mother:
Cynthia (Ewing) Jeffers

spouse:
Nell Elise Walker

child:
John Leroy Jeffers

child:
Jr Jeffers

child:
Mary Nell (Mistress H. Malcolm Lovett Jeffers