1934 Members of the American Bar
From San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas




San Antonio: [Population - 231,542]

Aubrey, William
General practice. Specializes in Land and Corporation law. Associate: William Aubrey, Jr.
William Aubrey was born in Mobile, Alabama. He was educated in private schools in Columbus, Georgia and Baltimore, Maryland. He received his legal education in New Orleans, Louisiana and Marshall, Texas. He's a member of the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations. He's a former President of the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.
William Aubrey, Jr. was born in San Antonio, Texas 21 May 1897. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1921. He was educated in public schools in San Antonio and at the University of Texas. He received his legal education in private study at the University of Texas. He's a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Office: 513-517 Morris Plan Bank Building.
Cable Address: "Aubrey."

Birkhead, Beckmann, Stanard, & Vance
General practice restricted to the better class of civil business.
Firm consists of: Claude V. Birkhead, Werner N. Beckmann, Harold K. Stanard, E. J. Vance, Louis E. Marshall, and Robert H. Wallace.
Claude V. Birkhead was born in Phoenix, Oregon in 1878. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1899. He was educated in publich schools in Waco. He was a District Judge in the 73rd Judicial District, 1920-1921 (resigned); a San Antonio City Attorney, 1920-1921 (resigned); Colonel 131st F. A., 36th Division, A. E. F. He's a member of the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
Werner N. Beckmann was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1894. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1917. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a member of the American Legion, the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
Harold K. Stanard was born in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1898. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1924. He graduated from Baylor University in 1921. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi, and Chancellors fraternities, and the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.
Edward J. Vance was born in Waco, Texas in 1903. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1926. He graduated from Baylor University in 1924. He's a member of the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.
Louis E. Marshall was born in Georgetown, Texas in 1902. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1930. He's a member of the San Antonio Bar Association.
Robert H. Wallace was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1902. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1922. He's a member of the San Antonio Bar Association.
Firm is attorney for: [among others] Pioneer Flour Mills; Plaza Hotel Company; Sears, Roebuck & Company, Chicago; Quaker State Oil Refining Company, Oil City, Pennsylvania; American General Insurance Company.
Offices: 800-811 Gunter Building.
Cable Address: "Birkhd."

Boyle, Wheeler, Gresham, & Terrell
General civil practice. Firm consists of: Robert J. Boyle, John DeBerry Wheeler, Rupert N. Gresham, Robert W. B. Terrell, H. Maxwell Parker.
Robert John Boyle was born in Jefferson, Texas 2 August 1874. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1895. He was educated in public schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. He's a member of the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
John DeBerry Wheeler was born in Cisco, Texas 29 June 1888. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1910. He received his legal education at Texas University. He's a member of the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
Rupert Neeley Gresham was born in Luling, Texas 7 April 1892. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1914. He received his legal education at the University of Texas. He's a member of the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
Robert W. B. Terrell was born in San Antonio, Texas 2 April 1889. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1913. He was educated at the University of Texas. e received his legal education at Cumberland Law School. He's a member of the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.
H. Maxwell Parker was born in Newport News, Virginia 3 August 1902. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1928. He was educated in public schools in Newport News and at the University of Virginia. He received his legal education at the University of Virginia. He's a member of the San Antonio Bar Association.
Firm is counsel for: [among others] Aetna Life Insurance Company; Borden Company; Firestone Tire & Rubber Company.
Office: Alamo National Building.

Brewer, Leo
General practice. Associates: Olind H. Pitman, Leroy Jeffers.
Leo Brewer was born in Mayfield, Kentucky 9 July 1889. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1915. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1908. He received his legal education from Harvard Law School. He was a Captain in the US Army, 1917-1919. He was Assistant US Attorney, 1919-1921. He was a Professor of Law at the University of Texas, 1926-1928. He was a member of the San Antonio School Board, 1929-1931. He's a member of the Order of the Coif fraternity and the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
Olind H. Pitman was born in Cushing, Texas 16 May 1902. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1928. He was educated at the Junior College Division, Sam Houston State Teachers College. He graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1928. He was a City Attorney in Coleman, Texas, 1928-1929. He taught Contracts and Civil Procedure at the San Antonio School of Law, 1930-1932. He's a member of the Order of the Coif and Chancellors fraternities. He's a member of the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.
Leroy Jeffers was born in Ferris, Texas 15 October 1909. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1932. He received his legal education from the University of Texas Law School. He's a member of the Delta Theta Phi, Delta Sigma Rho and the Order of the Coif fraternities.
Office: South Texas Bank Building.

Dodson, Jesse Douglass
General civil practice.
He was born in Seguin, Texas 4 September 1881. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1904. He was educated in public schools in Seguin. He's a member of the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.

Lang, Sylvan
General practice. Associates: Morris Wise, Leslie Byrd, Dalton Cross.
Sylvan Lang was born in Des Moines, Iowa 7 June 1891. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1914. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1913. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a Major, Infantry, 90th Division, A. E. F. He's a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity and the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
Morris Wise was born in San Antonio, Texas 24 July 1904. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1928. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a member of the Delta Sigma Rho and Alpha Phi Epsilon fraternities. He's a meber of the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.
Leslie Byrd was born in Morgan City, Louisiana 12 November 1906. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1930. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a member of the Phi Delta Phi, Chancellors, Order of the Coif, and Delta Sigma Rho fraternities. He's a member of the San Antonio Bar Association.
Dalton Cross was born in Andrews, Texas 25 October 1909. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1932. He graduated from the University of Texas. He's a member of the Chancellors and Delta Theta Phi fraternities. He's a member of the San Antonio Bar Assocation.
Attorney for: [among others] Florsheim Shoe Company, Chicago, Illinois; J. C. Penny Company, New York City; Paramount-Publix Corporation, New York City.
Office: 1805-7 Alamo National Building.

Moursund, Johnson, Rogers, & Slatton
General civil practice. Firm consists of: A. N. Moursund, Carl W. Johnson, Woodville J. Rogers, Charles Stewart Slatton, W. J. Bergstrom, H. W. Moursund.
Anton Norwall Moursund was born in Travis County, Texas 26 March 1877. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1897. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He was a member of the Legislature in 1901. Associate Justice Court of Civil Appeals, 1912-1920 (resigned). He's a member of the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.
Carl Wright Johnson was born in Clarksville, Texas 17 April 1895. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1915. He was educated in public schools in Clarksville and graduated from Valparaiso University. He received his legal education from Cumberland University. He was County Attorney for Red River County, Texas, 1916-1920. He was Chief Assistant District Attorney for Bexar County, 1925-1927. He's a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
Woodville J. Rogers was born in Summitville, Tennessee 13 July 1890. He was educated at Trinity University and received his legal education at Cumberland University. He's a member of the Legislature, 1914-1917 and the Texas Senate, 1920-1924. He's a member of the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.
Charles Stewart Slatton was born in Cisco, Texas 13 March 1895. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1923. He was educated at Scranton Academy, Stanford college, Vanderbilt University, Cumberland University, and the University of Texas. He was County Attorney for Atascosa County, Texas, 1925-1926. He was District Attorney for the 81st Judicial District, 1927-1931. He's a member of the San Antonio and Texas State Bar Associations.
Walter J. Bergstrom was born in Bexar County, Texas 6 September 1900. He was educated in public schools. He received his legal education from the University of Virginia. He was editor of the Virginia Law Review. He's a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the San Antonio Bar Association.
Henry Walter Moursund was born in Gillespie County, Texas 18 November 1902. He was educated in public schools. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Office: Frost National Bank Building.

Templeton, Brooks, Napier, & Brown
General civil practice. Specialize in Corporation and Insurance law. Firm consists of: Howard Templeton, Sidney J. Brooks, Walter P. Napier, Clinton G. Brown, Clement R. Kennon, Wilbur L. Matthews. Associates: Harper Macfarlane, W. F. Nowlin.
Howard Templeton was born in Titus County, Texas 25 June 1861. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1882. He was educated in Delta County and Honey Grove. He was District Attorney, 8th Judicial District, 1890-1892. He was District Judge, 1896-1900. He was a Judge of the Court of Civil Appeals in the Dallas District, 1900-1903. He's a member of the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
Sidney J. Brooks was born in Dixon, Kentucky 4 October 1866. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1890. He was educated at the University of Arkansas. He received his legal education at the University of Virginia. He was Judge of the 57th Judicial District, Texas, 1899-1904. He's a member of the Phi Delta Phi fraternity and the San Antonio, Texas State, and American Bar Associations.
Walter P. Napier was born in Karnes County, Texas 21 February 1881. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1903. He was educated in public schools in San Antonio and Austin. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and the Texas State and American Bar Associations.
Clinton G. Brown was born in Brenham, Texas 28 July 1882. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1906. He was educated in public schools in San Antonio. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1906. He was District Attorney for the 37th Judicial District, 1912-1913. He was mayor of San Antonio, 1913-1917. He's a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Texas State Bar Association.
Clement Read Kennon was born in Weimar, Texas 4 March 1878. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1898. He was educated in public schools. He's a member of the Texas State Bar Association.
Wilbur L. Matthews was born in Big Spring, Texas 20 January 1903. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1926. He was educated in Big Spring public schools. He received his legal education from University of Texas. He's a member of the Phi Delta Phi fraternity and the Texas State and American Bar Associations.
Harper Macfarlane was born in Chatham, Ont. 26 January 1901. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1924. He was educated in public schools in Chatham, Ont. He received his legal education from the University of Texas and the University of Michigan. He's a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and the Texas State Bar Association.
William F. Nowlin was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi 14 August 1902. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1927. He was educated in public schools in Rotan, Texas. He graduated from Simmons College in 1923. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a member of the Phi Delta Phi and Order of the Coif fraternities. He's a member of the Texas State Bar Association.
Firm is counsel for: [among others] Southern Pacific Lines.
Office: 1502 Alamo National Building.

Terrell, Davis, Hall, & Clemens
General civil practice. Firm consists of: Marshall W. Terrell, Dick O. Terrell, J. R. Davis, J. Croswell Hall, E. W. Clemens, A. V. Knight, T. F. Weiss, Wilmer D. Masterson, Jr.
Marshall W. Terrell was born in Terrell, Texas 14 November 1880. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1901. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a member of the Texas State Bar Association.
Dick O. Terrell was born in Terrell, Texas 27 October 1884. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1906. He received his legal education from the University of Texas. He's a member of the Texas State and American Bar Associations.
J. R. Davis was born in Nashville, Tennessee 21 February 1873. He was educated in public schools and St. Mary's College, San Antonio, Texas. He was County Judge for Bexar County, 1912-1920.
Julian Croswell Hall was born in Cartersville, Georgia 10 August 1887. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1915. He was educated in public schools in Cartersville, Georgia and at the West Texas Military academy in San Antonio, Texas. He received his legal education at the University of Texas and Columbia University. He's a member of the Texas State Bar Association.
Ernest W. Clemens was bornin New Braunfels, Texas 7 September 1897. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1921. He was educated at Austin Academy in austin, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1917. He received his legal education from the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. He's a member of the Texas State and American Bar Associations.
Arley V. Knight was born in Cleburne, Texas 24 October 1897. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1929. He was educated in public schools in Cleburne, Texas and at the University of Texas. He's a member of the Phi Delta Phi and Order of the Coif fraternities. He's a member of the Texas State Bar Association.
Theo. F. Weiss was born in Gonzales, Texas 16 September 1906. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1930. He was educated in public schools in San Antonio, Texas and at the University of Texas. He's a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, and Order of the Coif fraternities.
Wilmer D. Masterson, Jr. was born in Galveston, Texas 11 September 1908. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1931. He was educated in public schools in Galveston and San Antonio Texas. He attended the University of Texas. He's a member of the Phi Delta Phi and Order of the Coif fraternities.
Office: South Texas Bank Building.


Reference: The American Bar: A Biographical Directory of Contemporary Lawyers, 1934 ed.

This book covers the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. It is "...a directory of contemporary lawyers actively practicing their profession, who by reason of their high standing and repute at the bar are particularly worthy of mention."


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