ATLEE, EDWIN A., JR.

Jeanette H. Flachmeier

ATLEE, EDWIN A., JR. (1878–1938). Edwin A. Atlee, Jr., lawyer, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 8, 1878, the son of Betty (Foster) and Edwin Augustus Atlee. He spent his boyhood with his family in Laredo and acted as page in the House and in the Senate of the Texas legislature while his father was representative and senator from Webb County. He was educated in Austin and Laredo and took his law degree from the University of Texas in 1896. He enlisted in 1898 to fight in the Spanish American War and served as sergeant in Troop K, First Texas Cavalry. He was admitted to the bar in 1902 and practiced law in partnership with his father at Laredo until 1910. Later he formed the law firm of Atlee and Smith at Laredo. He died on October 8, 1938, and was buried in the Elks Cemetery at Laredo.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans (5 vols., ed. E. C. Barker and E. W. Winkler [Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, 1914; rpt. 1916]).

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Jeanette H. Flachmeier, "ATLEE, EDWIN A., JR.," accessed December 15, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fat02.

Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
visit the mytsha forums to participate

View these posts and more when you register your free MyTSHA account.

Call for Papers: Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Events, Symposia, and Workshops
Hi all! You may be interested in this call for papers I received from the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College...

Katy Jennings' Ride Scholarly Research Request
I'm doing research on Catherine Jennings Lockwood, specifically the incident known as "Katy Jennings' Ride." Her father was Gordon C. Jennings, the oldest man to die at the Alamo...

Texas Constitution of 1836 Co-Author- Elisha Pease? Ask a Historian
The TSHA profile of Elisha Marshall Pease states that he wrote part of the Texas Constitution although he was only a 24 year-old assistant secretary (not elected). I cannot find any other mention of this authorship work by Pease in other credible research about the credited Constution authors...