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John Hill for the state of Texas : my years as attorney general

Author: John L Hill; Ernie Stromberger
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"During his distinguished career, John L. Hill Jr. served as secretary of state, attorney general, and chief justice of the state supreme court - the only person who ever held all three state offices. This vivid new personal account brings to life the contentious issues that grabbed the attention of Texas government in the turbulent 1970s. John Hill for the State of Texas displays in dramatic detail the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John L Hill; John L Hill
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L Hill; Ernie Stromberger
ISBN: 9781603440721 1603440720
OCLC Number: 228631648
Description: xxii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / John Cornyn --
An Introduction to My Mentor / Elizabeth B. Lacy --
1. Riding Sharpstown to Victory --
2. Reforming Consumer Protections --
3. Cleaning Up the Houston Ship Channel --
4. Beating the Southwestern Bell Goliath --
5. Corralling Maverick Child Care Home Operators --
6. Attacking Corruption in Duval County --
7. Fighting California and Nevada for Howard Hughes's Estate Taxes --
8. Defending the Death Penalty --
9. Managing the Reform of Prisons and Youth Detention Schools --
Appendix 1. Staff Leadership Team in the Texas Attorney General's Office, 1973-1978 --
Appendix 2. Key Dates in the Life of John L. Hill Jr.
Responsibility: by John L. Hill Jr., with Ernie Stromberger ; foreword by John Cornyn.
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During his distinguished career, John L Hill Jr served as secretary of state, attorney general, and chief justice of the state supreme court. Hill's office played a significant role in resolving the  Read more...

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"Hill (and Stromberger) have created an immediate classic of contemporary Texas history."--;I>Texas Monthly--Gregory Curtis "former editor, Texas Monthly "

 
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