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December 9, 2005

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Michael Widener, Jamail Center for Legal Research, (512) 471-7263.

Alumnus Harry M. Reasoner, ’62, Featured in Tarlton Law Library Oral History Series

AUSTIN, Texas—The Tarlton Law Library at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law has published “Harry M. Reasoner: An Oral History Interview” (2005). In the interview, Reasoner discusses his undergraduate and law education, as well as the many highpoints from his legal career.

This newest volume in the oral history series joins those already published with Page Keeton, Gus Hodges, Corwin Johnson, Joseph D. Jamail, and three former chief justices of the Texas Supreme Court (Robert W. Calvert, Joe R. Greenhill, Sr., and Jack Pope).

Reasoner, a 1962 graduate of UT Law, has been listed as one of Texas Monthly’s Top 100 Super Lawyers since 2003 for his distinguished career in commercial and business litigation. He has practiced with Vinson & Elkins since 1963, serving as managing partner for almost ten years. Reasoner is a Life Trustee and has served as president of the Law School Foundation, was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1998, and received the Leon Green Award from the Texas Law Review in 1990. He taught at the Law School in 1971 and 2002.

The Law Library conceived the Tarlton Oral History Series as part of its mission to preserve and make accessible its collection of oral history interviews. Eight other interviews are forthcoming, including interviews with Robert Dawson, Hans Baade, Russell Weintraub, Leon Lebowitz, Pat Hazel, Oscar Mauzy, James deAnda, and James W. McCartney.

To purchase a copy of an oral history interview, please see the Tarlton Law Library Publication Sales web page. Each published oral history may be purchased for $20.00.

Related Links:
About Harry M. Reasoner: http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/alumni/trustees/reasoner.html
Tarlton Law Library: http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/
Tarlton Law Library Oral History Collection: http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/rare/oralhistory.html