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Hannah, John Jr. Collection, 1966-2004.

46.4 cubic feet

This collection comprises some 46.4 cubic feet of correspondence, political campaign materials, souvenir photographs, scrapbooks of news clippings, books, and awards and memorabilia. The bulk of the material relates to specific times in the life of John Hannah Jr., documenting his career as Texas State Representative, 1966-1972, District Attorney, 1972-1977, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Texas, 1977-1981, his unsuccessful campaign for election as Attorney General for the state of Texas, 1982, his years as Secretary of State for Texas, 1991-1994, as United States District judge, 1994-2001, and as Chief Judge, United States Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2001 until his death. In terms of bulk, the largest groups of material are the awards and memorabilia, the book collection, and the scrapbooks.