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Thomas Phillips: Appointed to the Board of Texas State Historical Association



AUSTIN, June 12, 2014 -- Thomas R. Phillips, a partner in Baker Botts’ Litigation Department and retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, has been elected to the Board of the Directors of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) for a three-year term.

The TSHA is a non-profit educational organization, dedicated to documenting the rich and unique history of Texas. Organized in Austin on March 2, 1897, the TSHA is the oldest learned society in the state. The association’s publications include the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, more than 150 scholarly books, the Texas Almanac, and the well-known Handbook of Texas Online. Through its varied education programs, the Association directly serves more than 50,000 elementary through college-aged students each year, while indirectly reaching an additional 86,000 through its teacher training opportunities.

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