Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wallace Jefferson, Jay Class of '81

Wallace Jefferson, Jay class of '81, was THE CHIEF JUSTICE of the SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS until 2013! He went to law school at UT and became the first ever African American Chief Justice in the Texas Supreme Court.
Wallace was a Jay athlete in the Mustang heyday. Reportedly, he had an open door policy to his John Jay brethren - literally. When Anthony Beverly was asked how he was able to arrange a visit with such an important person, he said he just stops by and walks in as the door's always open! Northside named a new school Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School.


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