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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Texas Bar Association

 
 
Texas Bar Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. Texas Bar Association Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11573.)
 
Location.
Texas Bar Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. Texas Bar Association Marker
The marker is in front of the courthouse, near the circle around the statue -- about 200 feet ahead
29° 18.197′ N, 94° 47.393′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Moody Avenue and Avenue G. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 722 Moody Avenue, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. [Galveston County] Early History (here, next to this marker); Texas Revolution and Civil War (a few steps from this marker); George Campbell Childress (a few steps from this marker); Exploration [of Galveston] (a few steps from this marker); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor James Martin Kirwin (within shouting distance of this marker); [Galveston County] 1901-1965 (within shouting distance of this marker); Galveston in the Republic of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Mariner: Leon Smith (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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