A Guide to the Hal C. Horton Speech, undated
In 1910, Hal C. Horton (b. ca. 1886) graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a law degree. A resident of Austin and Greenville, Texas, he practiced law primarily for the U. S. military, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and Brigadier General in the Texas National Guard. In 1965, he returned to the UT Law School, continuing his legal education.
“Oldest new student.” Alcade, January 1965.
Comprising a speech transcript, the Hal C. Horton Speech, undated, describes the fifty days of the Texas Revolution between the signing of the Declaration of Texas Independence and the Battle of San Jacinto. Horton’s speech was based, at least in part, on stories a Texas veteran told him as a child.
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Hal C. Horton Speech, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection processed by archives staff, March 1965.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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