Orville Bullington Papers, 1906-1958
Orville Bullington (1882-1956) was a Texas-based lawyer and politician. Born in Indian Springs, Missouri, Bullington graduated from Sam Houston Normal Institute in 1901 and enrolled in The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law in 1903, later opening his own law office in 1906 in Wichita Falls. He served in the U.S. military during World War I and was discharged as a lieutenant colonel in the Eighth United States Infantry.
Though he was a first a Democrat, Bullington served as leader of the Texas Republican Party and ran for governor unsuccessfully in 1932. In January 1941, he was appointed as a regent of the University of Texas. He served as a delegate to eight Republican national conventions and was a member in 1948 of the temporary platform committee for the Republican National Committee. He was married to Sadie Kell and had one son. He died on November 25, 1956, in Wichita Falls.
Kelly, Louise. "Bullington, Orville."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed January 31, 2020.
The Orville Bullington papers, 1906-1958, consist of memorabilia and correspondence belonging to or pertaining to Orville Bullington, primarily relating to his legal and political work. The memorabilia includes newspaper clippings, primarily about Bullington in politics, a certificate authorizing Bullington to practice law in Texas, a certificate from the Supreme Court, a National Guard service certificate, and a program from a ceremony honoring Bullington. The correspondence includes invitations from the White House to Bullington and his wife, letters written by Bullington to his wife, and a photograph of Bullington sent to his wife after Bullington's death.
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Orville Bullington Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Emily Frazier, January 2020.
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