Texas Bar Association

Texas Bar Association (HMXSG)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 18.197', W 94° 47.393'

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Independent lawyers and representatives from 46 Texas law firms called a meeting in 1882 to create a statewide association. They organized the Texas Bar Association at the Electric Pavilion in Galveston (south of this site) on July 15.

J.H. McLeary of San Antonio served as first chairman and Thomas J. Devine, also of San Antonio, was first president. The stated goals of the association were to advance the science of jurisprudence, promote uniformity of legislation in the administration of justice in the state, uphold the honor of the legal profession, and encourage cordial interchange among members.

The association's primary task in the early 1920s was the formation of a State Bar, which every lawyer practicing in Texas would be required to join and support. This goal was achieved in 1939, when Gov. W. Lee O'Daniel signed legislation creating the State Bar of Texas. Angus Wynne, president of the Texas Bar Association, became the first president of the State Bar.

The Texas Bar Association ceased operations soon after the creation of the State Bar. The association held its final meeting in Fort Worth in July 1940, at which time it merged with the State Bar.
Marker Number11573
Year Placed1992
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 326161 N 3242916
Decimal Degrees29.30328333, -94.78988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.197', W 94° 47.393'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 11.82" N, 94° 47' 23.58" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2001-2099 Winnie St, Galveston TX 77550, US
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