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J. C. Duvall Papers


J. C. Duvall was born in Kentucky in 1902. He attended Drake University and came to Fort Worth in 1920 as a teacher. He studied law and passed the bar in 1926.

The following year, he became a state representative for Tarrant County and served five consecutive two-year terms. During World War II he was in military intelligence and afterwards was a prosecutor in the Nazi War Crimes Trials. In 1957, Duvall received an appointment to the Tarrant County Criminal Court and continued to serve as a judge until 1979. He died on February 13, 1982.


The papers were donated to the library by Gerald Hammer in 1992. Mr. Hammer found them in a former residence of Duvall at 1505 Elizabeth Boulevard which was being rehabilitated.

Scope and Contents Note

These papers comprise one box of miscellaneous materials, including newspaper clippings, a small amount of correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous pamphlets and other publications.

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Last updated: July 2, 2014