Vol MMXVII, No 272
September 29, 1977
State Treasurer, Jesse James dies at 72
Jesse James dies
Since 1941, The Texas State Treasurer was a man by the name of Jesse James. Whether the name's similarity to the notorious outlaw helped in his election and relection or not, he was able to holt his elected post for over 35 years. On this date in 1977, Jesse James died at the age of 72.
Supreme Court Judge upholds Johnson's Nomination
WASHINGTON DC (1948)
On this date in 1948, Supreme Court judge Hugo Black ordered Lyndon Johnson's name be placed on the Texas ballot for US Senator, despite controversy and claims of election fraud by his opponent, Coke Stephenson.