Centennial Digital Exhibit > Founders of the Law Library

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The Harris County Law Library officially opened on October 1, 1915. However, a great deal of work was necessary to secure funding for the new library, build a collection of legal research materials, secure a suitable space, and furnish the space adequately to serve the needs of practicing attorneys. The seven prominent Houston attorneys whose photographs and short biographies appear below incorporated the Lawyers Library Association in 1913 and worked for more than two years to build a library for the growing bench and bar of Harris County, Texas. In testament to their hard work and dedication, the Harris County Law Library will celebrate a century of service to the local legal community on October 1, 2015.