AB, Baylor University, 1931; Bachelor of Laws, Baylor University, 1932; Doctor of Laws, Baylor University, 1951.
Reporter, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 1926-1927;
reporter, Waco (Texas) News Tribune, 1929-1931;
private practice, Liberty, Texas, 1932-1943;
member Texas House of Representatives, 1939-1943;
speaker of House, 1943;
atty general State of Texas, 1946-1953;
private practice, Austin, Texas, 1963-1970;
justice Texas Supreme Court, 1971-1988. Co-public Liberty Vindicator and Anahuac Progress, 1939-1972. Former chairman Southern governments Conference, Interstate Oil Compact Commission.
Director Office Emergency Planning, Presidential assistant federal-state relations, 1967-1969. Past member Advisory Commission Inter-Governmental Relations, Washington, National Security Council, senior emergency planning committee North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Chairman United States section United States-Mexico Committee on Emergency Planning for Mutual Assistance in Case of Disaster, Washington, 1967-1969.
Member Texas Democratic Executive Committee, 1939-1941. Trustee Baylor University, Baylor Medical School, Houston. With Army of the United States, 1943-1946.
PTO. Member American Bar Association, American Society International Law, International Law Association, State Bar Texas, Liberty Chamber of Commerce (president 1939-1941), Sigma Delta Chi, Pi Kappa Delta, Masons, Shriners, Elks, Woodmen of World, Rotary.
Married Jean Houston Baldwin, June 28, 1940. Children: Price, Jean, Houston, John.