9781603440721

John Hill for the State of Texas : My Years as Attorney General

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    9781603440721

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    1603440720

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-28
  • Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
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Find out more about this title here: http://johnhillfortexas.com/ 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 to hold all three state offices. Hill's office played a significant role in vastly expanding Texas consumer protections, waging war against wholesale rate increases by AT&T/Southwestern Bell; and resolving the disposition of Howard Hughes's fabled estate to bring tens of millions of dollars into Texas coffers. Before Hill's death in July 2007, Ernie Stromberger, journalist and Hill's longtime friend, worked with him to craft this first-person narrative.

Table of Contents

A gallery of Illustrations
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
An introduction to My Mentor, by Justice Elizabeth B. Lacyp. xvii
Riding Sharpstown to Victoryp. 1
reforming Consumer Protectionsp. 17
Cleaning Up the Houston Ship Channelp. 34
Beating the Southwestern Bell Goliathp. 58
Corralling Maverick Child Care Home Operatorsp. 89
Attacking Corruption in Duval Countyp. 116
Fighting California and Nevada for Howard Hughes's Estate Texasp. 141
Defending the Death Penaltyp. 165
Managing the Reform of Prisons and Youth Detention Schoolsp. 191
Staff Leadership Team in the Texas Attorney General's Office, 1973-1978p. 215
Key Dates in the Life of John L Hill Jr.p. 218
Notesp. 223
Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 251
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