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Leon Jaworski, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient numerous awards from civic and professional orgns.


Jaworski, Leon was born on September 19, 1905 in Waco, Texas, United States. Son of Review Joseph and Marie (Mira) Jaworski.


Bachelor of Laws, Baylor University, 1925, Doctor of Laws, 1960. Master of Laws, George Washington University, 1926. Master of Laws 15 honorary degrees.


Bar: Texas bar 1925. Counsel firm Fulbright and Jaworski, Houston, special assistant United State Attorneys general, 1962-1965, special counsel attorney general Texas, 1963-1965, 72-73, presidential advisory, 1964-1969. Director Office Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973-1974. Special counsel House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, 1977-1978.

Advisory director Bank of S.W., Houston. Director, member Executive Committee Southwest Bancshares Inc., Houston. Director Anderson Clayton & Company, Houston.

Trustee National College District Attorneys. Member President’s Commision on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, 1965-1967. Arbitration member International Centre Settlement Investment Disputes, 1967-1982.

United States member Permanent (International) communications of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands, 1965-1969. Member Commision on Marine Science, Engineering and Resources, 1967-1969, President’s Commision on Causes and Prevention of Violence, 1968-1969. Past chairman Government's Committee on Public School Education.


  • Other Work

    • Author: After Fifteen Years, 1961, The Right and the Power (Watergate), 1976, Confession and Avoidance, 1979, Crossroads, 1981. Contributor articles to legal journals Board of directors, past president Houston chapter American Red Cross. Member National Citizens Committee Community Relations.

      Nat. trustee National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1966-1982. Trustee United Fund, 1958-1982. Chairman of the board of trustees, trustee emeritus Southwestern Legal Foundation.

      Trustee emeritus Baylor College Medicine. President Texas Medical Center, Houston Society, Leon Jaworski Foundation, Baylor Medical Foundation. Trustee M.D. Anderson Found.


Served as colonel Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1942-1946. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (regent 1958-1966, president 1961-1962), American Bar Foundation. Member American Law Institute, State Bar Texas (president 1962-1963), American Bar Association (president 1971-1972, chairman 2d Century Fund 1978-1982), Houston Bar Association (president 1949), Canada Bar Association (honorary), Texas Civil Judicial Council (president 1950-1952), Chamber of Commerce (president 1960, director), Order of Coif (honorary), Phi Delta Phi (honorary).

Clubs: Rotary (Houston) (honorary.


Married Jeannette Adam, May 23, 1931. Children: Joanie, Claire, Joseph.

Review Joseph Jaworski

Marie (Mira) Jaworski

Jeannette Adam

Joanie Jaworski

Claire Jaworski

Joseph Jaworski