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Government official , Lawyer

William Howard Jr. Francis, American lawyer, government official. Served as captain Military Intelligence, Army of the United States, 1941-1945.; Member American, Texas, Harris County bar associations.

Background

Francis, William Howard Jr. was born on November 11, 1914 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of William Howard and Frances (Lysaght) Francis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Rice Institute, 1935. Bachelor of Laws, Texas U., 1938.

Career

Admitted to Texas bar, 1938. With Vinson, Elkins, Weems & Francis, 1938-1941, 1945-1949. Private practice of law, Houston, since 1949.

Oil operator, since 1949. President Texas Fund, Inc., Houston, 1955-1957. Appointed assistant secretary defense, since 1957.

Membership

Served as captain Military Intelligence, Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member American, Texas, Harris County bar associations. Clubs: Houston Country, River Oaks County, Ramada, Tejas, Bayou, Allegro.

Connections

Married Caroline Keith Wiess, May 25, 1946.

father:
William Howard Francis

mother:
Frances (Lysaght) Francis

spouse:
Caroline Keith Wiess