Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Monday, December 10, 2007

In Memory: John B. Wilson

A private memorial service was held in Dallas Saturday for noted civil rights and worker's rights attorney John B. Wilson, who passed away recently at 86, after retiring from practice a few years ago. His former law partner, Ken Molberg, wrote "John was truly what I consider to be the first white lawyer in Dallas to actively and passionately fight for African-Americans." Among other cases, he represented some of the people who integrated the Piccadilly Cafeteria in downtown Dallas in June 1964. Another former law partner, Roger Williams, said "He was probably the pre-eminent workers' comp lawyer in Dallas, if not Texas." He is survived by three sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. His Dallas News obit was at this page.


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