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June 28, 2006

Press Contact: Jodi Bart, UT Law,, (512) 232-1408.

Billy H. Gragg Memorial Scholarship Established at UT Law

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Billy H. Gragg

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas School of Law announces the creation of the Billy H. Gragg Memorial Scholarship at the Law School. This scholarship, established by the estate of UT Law alumnus Billy H. Gragg, '53, will be awarded to deserving law students based on academic merit and financial need.

"We are deeply appreciative to the late Billy Gragg for his years of dedication to the Law School and to his widow, Jacquelyn, for establishing this scholarship," said Interim Dean Steven Goode. “Generations of law students will be the beneficiaries of their largesse.”

Billy H. Gragg received his B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1950 and his law degree from the Law School in 1953. He was a sole practitioner from 1953 to 2002; a partner in Gragg Drilling Company from 1945 to 2002; and the managing partner and general counsel for Gragg Land and Cattle Co., Ltd. from 1991 to 2002.

Gragg served as Anderson County charman of the Republican Party for 22 years and was a member of the Texas Electoral College in 1980. He served as a member and officer of the Cartmell Home for the Aged Board of Directors. He also served on the Board of Directors for the First National Bank of Palestine and the Cattlemen's Bank of Austin.

Gragg is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jacquelyn L. Gragg, two daughters, and two grandchildren.

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