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By Edgar Freeman Smith,Michelle M. Haas

within the Nineteen Twenties, the legislations of oil and fuel in Texas used to be a frontier: uncooked and unsettled.

As Assistant lawyer basic accountable for the land table, Edgar Smith came across himself a interested observer and an lively participant in a few crucial instances within the heritage of Texas land and oil law.

"I'm going to be a lawyer."

Do you ever imagine humans used to have extra gumption than they do now?

Let's examine Edgar Smith, the youngest baby of a circuit preacher. via age 11 he needed to paintings in a coal mine to help his widowed mom. while he was once eighteen they misplaced their domestic to foreclosures. humans advised him to benefit a alternate if he desired to get by means of. Edgar's ears have been plugged to that. All he ever desired to be used to be a lawyer.

He sweated all day and studied into the evening. This was once again if you happen to might learn for the legislations. After six years of analyzing, Edgar took the bar examination. He handed. Edgar Freeman Smith used to be a lawyer.

Before he was once thirty he might function a mayor, president of a faculty board and at last as Assistant legal professional normal. one other 4 years and he will be First Assistant legal professional General.

"Lawsuits aren't red teas. they're battles."

Big situations the place discovering their solution to the land table then. circumstances that might switch the total criminal panorama. It used to be Edgar's task to argue for the nation of Texas. His competitors the place males of vast studying with bold minds. His weapon: laborious preparation.

A Saga of Texas Land and Oil legislation is Edgar Smith's criminal autobiography, written in 1940. now not many have been revealed again then, so it really is demanding to discover. inside of he lays out the the evidence of the instances he argued and why he received, whereas proposing the arguments of his rivals in a good light.

"A real tale of Texas legislation, legal professionals, Judges
and well-known Lawsuits"

The situations he covers include:

The Capitol Syndicate case
The crimson River Boundary case
The Relinquishment Act
The case of the 'So-called Oil Leases'
and more

Edgar Smith went directly to paintings for Baker, Botts & Parker & Garwood (now Baker Botts) and incorporates a concise background of the enterprise, in addition to a superb personality comic strip of pass judgement on Garwood.

He additionally information his involvement in:

The Pool corridor cases
Martial legislation at Galveston (1920)
Martial legislations within the East Texas Oil Field
1922 college Textbook case
and more

J. Frank Dobie suggestion sufficient of Edgar's e-book to incorporate it in his consultant to lifestyles and Literature of the Southwest, a kind of grasp examining record if you would like a fantastic grounding within the tradition and background of our region.

Edgar Smith manages a unprecedented feat during this e-book: he's transparent minded, reasonable and pleasing unexpectedly. you can find him to be good, diligent, observant and devoted to the pursuits of his clients.

When he left Baker, Botts, Parker & Garwood shape his personal perform in Austin, pass judgement on Garwood wrote this commitment to him:

In reminiscence of good fought fields;
to have misplaced with out dejection; to have gained with no elation;
to have fought for romance of fact that justice may perhaps prevail,
without considered final result to self
- what larger lifestyles can the realm afford?

This publication merits a spot in your shelf and on your heart.

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