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Huggins, William Ogburn (1878–1934)

Biography Entry

William Ogburn Huggins, lawyer, son of Henry Clay and Susan Dolly (Ogburn) Huggins, was born in Smith County, Texas, on July 8, 1878. After attending the University of Texas, he was admitted to the bar in 1899 and began practice at Tyler. He moved to Orange in 1900 and in 1910 to Houston, where he was with the firm of Huggins, Kayser, and Liddell. He edited the Houston Chronicle from 1929 to 1934. Huggins was president of the Texas Good Roads Association and organized the Gulf Coast Good Roads Association. He was a member of the Texas and American bar associations, director of the National Bank of Commerce, and vice president of the Rice Hotel Company. He married Ida Laura Parks on February 12, 1908, and was the father of two children. He died on December 4, 1934.

Emory A. Bailey, Who's Who in Texas (Dallas: John B. McCraw Press, 1931). History of the Texas Press and the Texas Press Association (Dallas: Harben-Spotts, 1929). Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.


  • Law, Law Enforcement, and Outlaws
  • Lawyers
  • General Law

Time Periods:

  • Progressive Era
  • Texas in the 1920s
  • Great Depression


  • Houston
  • Upper Gulf Coast
  • East Texas

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