A Guide to the Oscar Mauzy WWII Diary, 1944-1945
Oscar Holcombe Mauzy (1926-2000), state senator and associate justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, was born to Lincoln Mauzy and Mildred Eva Kincaid in Houston, Texas. During World War II, Mauzy joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater as a Radar Man aboard the battleship USS Washington. In 1952, he earned a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin and practiced law until he was elected to the State Senate in 1966. Ten years later, he married Anne Rogers and became an associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court in 1986.
Source: “Oscar Holocombe Mauzy.” Texas State Cemetery. Accessed July 12, 2011. http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp?pers_id=5978.
A diary comprises the Oscar Mauzy WWII Diary, 1944-1945, documenting Mauzy’s service in the U.S. Navy from November 1944 through March 1945. His entries describe his life and duties aboard the USS Washington, including the Battle of Okinawa.
This collection is open for research use.
Oscar Mauzy WWII Diary, 1944-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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