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

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Texas A&M University Press, 2008 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 305 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1Riding Sharpstown to Victory
1
2Reforming Consumer Protections
17
3Cleaning Up the HoustonShip Channel
34
4Beating theSouthwestern Bell Goliath
58
5Corralling MaverickChild Care Home Operators
89
6Attacking Corruptionin Duval County
116
7Fighting California and Nevadafor Howard Hughess Estate Taxes
141
8Defending the Death Penalty
165
9Managing the Reform of Prisonsand Youth Detention Schools
191
Appendix 1
215
Appendix 2
218
Notes
223
Bibliography
249
Index
251
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