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Guide to the Wright C. Morrow Papers, 1922-1942
Wright Chalfant Morrow was born on October 12, 1858 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Morrow was first elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1916, and served as the court’s presiding judge from his appointment in 1921 until his retirement in 1939. He began practicing law in Hillsboro, Texas in 1887 with his brother-in-law B. D. Tarlton, later a professor of law at The University of Texas. He was elected district judge in Hill County in 1897, and served as state senator from 1912 to 1916.
This collection consists of correspondence, endorsements from local bar associations, newspaper clippings, mailing lists, and campaign literature related to Morrow’s successful 1922 Democratic primary campaign for re-election to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, as well as personal correspondence. The collection is arranged in three series.
The first series is Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1922. This series contains correspondence, mailing lists, newspaper clippings, and campaign literature related to Wright C. Morrow’s 1922 campaign for re-election to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
The second series is Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1928. This series contains three newspaper clippings dated 1928 and undated, relating to Wright C. Morrow’s campaign for re-election to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
The third and final series is Personal materials. This small series consists of Wright C. Morrow’s personal materials, including general correspondence and Christmas cards.
The collection and any reproductions of the collection are made available for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research only.
Tarlton Law Library does not hold the copyright to the materials, unless it has been transferred to the library by the creator. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine the copyright status and to obtain permission from the copyright holder before publishing any materials from the collection.
Some collections may contain sensitive or confidential information protected under federal and state privacy laws. The researchers are encouraged to report any such information to staff.
The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible for violations of intellectual property rights and any other laws or for liability to any person for defamation or invasion of privacy that result from unauthorized use of the collection by the researcher.
Wright C. Morrow Papers, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.
Information of acquisition method not available.
Revised by Katy Telling, 2018.