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Maurice Wilson Acers, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1934. Decorated Knight of Neches; named Distinguished Alumnus Southern Methodist University, 1984, Honorary Houstonian, Ark Traveler, admiral Texas Navy, honorary mayor Hollywood (California), special Texas Ranger.; recipient Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise award, 1990, ambassador large San Antonio.


Acers, Maurice Wilson was born on August 27, 1907 in Dallas, Texas, United States.


Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1929. Bachelor of Laws, University Texas. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1934.

Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1930. Postgraduate, Metropolitan Police College, London, 1938.


Bar: Texas 1934. Successively special agent, personnel director, inspector Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1937-1947. Executive secretary Government Allan Shivers of Texas, 1951-1955. Member Texas Employment Commission, 1955-1960.

President Acers InvestmentCo., also Chairman of the Board. General counsel Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dallas, 1961^. Texas representative, vice chairman Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1950-1955.

Board of directors S.W. Research Institute, San Antonio, 1947^, Chairman of the Board, 1971-1975. President Texas United Community Superior vena cava syndrome, 1969-1970, Chairman of the Board, 1971^. President Greater Dallas Crime Commission, 1977-1979.

Chairman of the Board 1979-1980. Member of national advisory county United Service Organizations. Nat. associate Boys Clubs American, 1941-1991.

Named Distinguished Alumnusof Southern Methodist U., 1984. Recipient Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise award, 1990.


  • Bar: Texas 1934.


Member of American Bar Association, Dallas Council World Affairs, Dallas History Society, Texas Association Business, Dallas Chamber of C., Texas Association Realtors, National Association Realtors, International Real Estate Federation (world president professional and educational exchange committee 1977-1980, chairman congress committee 1982-1983), Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, Jefferson County Bar Association, Travis County Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Masons (33 degree, Endangered Species award, Dallas 1988).