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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John H. Bickett, Jr. Papers, 1916-1970



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bickett, John H., Jr.
Title: John H. Bickett, Jr. Papers
Dates: 1916-1970
Abstract: John Hamilton Bickett, Jr. (1892-1947) was appointed to the board of regents of the University of Texas in 1942 and served as chairman in 1943-44. Papers include family correspondence, biographical, campaign, and law literature, printed material, news clippings, and other related material.
Accession No.: AR 89-45, 91-124
Extent: 2 feet, 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Hamilton Bickett, Jr., judge, was born at Cameron, Texas, on July 29, 1892, son of John Hamilton and Minnie (Muse) Bickett. He attended public school at Cameron and later at Dallas and San Antonio, after which he entered the University of Texas. He was awarded B.A. and LL.B. degrees in 1914 and in the same year was admitted to the state bar. When the United States entered World War I, Bickett enlisted as a private; by the end of the war he was regimental sergeant major. From 1924 to 1934 he served on the state Board of Law Examiners. He resigned when Governor Miriam A. Ferguson appointed him chief justice of the Fourth Court of Civil Appeals in San Antonio. Bickett was reelected, but in 1935 he resigned to serve as general counsel of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was appointed to the board of regents of the University of Texas in 1942 and served as chairman in 1943-44. He retired in 1944. Bickett was president of the State Bar of Texas in 1945-46. He was also a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas and a Presbyterian. In 1924 he married Lula Wright Styles. He died on May 1, 1947, in Dallas and was buried at Mission Burial Park, San Antonio.

Information taken from the Handbook of Texas Online entry on Bickett.

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Scope and Contents

Papers include family correspondence, biographical, campaign, and law literature, printed material, news clippings, and other related material.

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Restrictions

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Unrestricted access.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John H. Bickett, Jr. Papers, 1916-1970, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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3A216 Correspondence:
Mrs. John H. Bickett, Sr’s death, 1934-1935
John H. Bickett, Jr./Mrs. John H. Bickett, Sr., 1916-1925
John H. Bickett, Jr./Minnie Bickett, 1916-1935
John H. Bickett, Jr. from his brothers
John H. Bickett, Jr./William E. Muse
John H. Bickett, Jr., 1919-1945
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3A217 Brandon Bickett/Lawrence Allen, 1968-1970
Minnie Bickett/Mrs. John H. Bickett, Sr.
Miscellaneous correspondence
John H. Bickett, Sr.
John H. Bickett, Jr.:
Biographical
Campaign literature
University of Texas, 1923-1945
William E. Masterson statements
Memorials
Penal system/corrections
Law cases
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3A218 Attorney’s office dockett, 1935-1943
Bar Association booklets, 1921-1956
Edgeworth Muse will
Philosophical Society of Texas
Miscellaneous printed material, 1912-1947
News clippings
Stationary
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3A219 Brandon Bickett:
Personal papers
Divorce papers
Certificates (marriage and birth)
Financial Records
Income tax returns
Credit cards
Farm and home Savings and Loan
Legal
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3A220 Neighborhood Watch
Texas Lawman publications
Brandon’s Brave Boy Burt
Antiques and collectibles
Turkish rug
Miscellaneous
Lea Bickett:
Genealogical papers
Manhattan High School reunions
Frank Family:
Forrest Frank autopsy
George J. Frank Service Record
Brenda Bickett
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4L880 Bibles
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Photo Coll. Photos and Pictures

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