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Collection Summary

Historical Background

Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1926

Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1944

Newspaper clippings

Mulkey estate

University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

Guide to the F. L. Hawkins Papers, 1926-1944



Collection Summary

Creator: Hawkins, Frank Lee, 1866-1954
Title: F. L. Hawkins Papers
Dates: 1926-1944
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, mailing lists, printed materials, and newspaper clippings related to Frank Lee Hawkins’s legal career and re-election campaigns for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Size: 2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin,
727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7263

Historical Background

Frank Lee Hawkins was born on November 18, 1866 in Waxahachie, Texas. He obtained his LL.B. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1889, having previously attended Marvin College and Southwestern University.

Hawkins’s early career saw him rise quickly through the Ellis County court system. He served as assistant county attorney in 1894, and was elected as county attorney in 1896. Hawkins’s tenure as Ellis County judge began in 1902, a position he held until his election as Judge of the Fortieth District Court in 1906, where he remained until 1921.

Texas Governor Pat Neff appointed Hawkins to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1921. Hawkins went on to win the succeeding general election and re-elections to hold this post for thirty years. From 1939 to his 1951 retirement, Hawkins served as the court’s presiding judge.

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Contents of the Collection

This collection contains correspondence, mailing lists, printed materials, and newspaper clippings related to Frank Lee Hawkins’s legal career and re-election campaigns for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The collection is arranged in four series.

The first series is Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1926. It contains correspondence, mailing lists, campaign materials, and election returns for Hawkins’s 1926 campaign for election as judge to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

The second series is Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1944. This series contains correspondence and campaign materials related to Hawkins’s 1944 re-election campaign for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

The third series is Newspaper clippings. This small series consists of assorted newspaper clippings of news coverage, endorsements, and results of Hawkins’s and his opponents’ campaigns for election to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

The fourth and final series is the Mulkey estate. In 1927, Hawkins served as co-executor of his sister’s estate. This series contains related correspondence between himself, his brother, his brother-in-law Fletcher Mulkey, and their legal counsel.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1926
Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1944
Newspaper clippings
Mulkey estate

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

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.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hawkins, Frank Lee, 1926-1944
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Subjects
The University of Texas at Austin. School of Law--Graduates.
Justices of Texas.
Places
Ellis County, Texas.

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Related Materials

See also Harry N. Graves Papers, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

See also Wright C. Morrow Papers, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

F. L. Hawkins Papers, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Revised by Katy Telling, 2018.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1926

box folder
1 1 Dallas, 1926
2 Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, 1926
3 Denton, 1926
4 DeWitt, Dickens, Donley, Duval, 1926
5 Ellis, 1926
6 Eastland, Ector, Edwards, 1926
7 El Paso, Erath, 1926
8 Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, 1926
9 Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, 1926
10 Franklin, Freestone, Frio, 1926
11 Gonzalez, 1926
12 Galveston, 1926
13 Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Goliad, 1926
14 Gray, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, 1926
15 Harris, 1926
16 Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, 1926
17 Hardeman, Hardin, 1926
18 Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, 1926
box folder
2 1 Hemphill, Henderson, 1926
2 Hidalgo, Hill, Hockley, Hood, 1926
3 Hopkins, 1926
4 Houston, 1926
5 Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Hutchison, 1926
6 Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, 1926
7 Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, 1926
8 Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, 1926
9 Kennedy, Kent, Kerr, 1926
10 Kimble, King, 1926
11 Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, 1926
12 Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, 1926
13 Lasalle, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, 1926
14 Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, 1926
15 Parmer, Pecos, 1926
16 Polk, Potter, Presidio, 1926
17 Rains, Randall, Reagan, Real, 1926
18 Red River, Reeves, Refugio, 1926
19 Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, 1926
20 Runnels, Rusk, 1926
box folder
3 1 Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, 1926
2 San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, 1926
3 Scurry, Shackelford, Shelby, Sherman, 1926
4 Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, 1926
5 Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, 1926
6 Tarrant, 1926
7 Taylor, Terrell, Terry, 1926
8 Throckmorton, Titus, Tom Green, 1926
9 Travis, 1926
10 Trinity, Tyler, 1926
11 Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, 1926
12 Valverde, Van Zandt, Victoria, 1926
13 Walker, Waller, Webb, 1926
14 Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wheeler, 1926
15 Wichita, 1926
16 Wilbarger, Willacy, 1926
17 Williamson, Wilson, 1926
18 Winkler, Wise, 1926
19 Wood, 1926
20 Yoakum, Young, 1926
box folder
4 1 Form letters, 1926
2 Campaign materials, mailing lists, 1926
3 Special mailing lists, 1926
4 Special, 1926
5 Ellis Co. special, 1926
6 Election returns, Dallas County News, August 5, 1926

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Court of Criminal Appeals campaign files, 1944

box folder
4 7 Campaign correspondence, 1938
8 Campaign correspondence, 1944
box folder
5 1 Campaign correspondence, 1944
2 Campaign correspondence, 1944
3 Campaign correspondence, 1944

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Newspaper clippings

box folder
5 4 Newspaper clippings

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Mulkey estate

box folder
5 5 Mulkey estate, 1927

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