MEMOIRS OF GEORGE W. ARMSTRONG.
PROMINENT TARRANT COUNTY BUSINESSMAN & JUDGE
Austin: Privately printed for the author by the Steck Co., 1958. xvii, 414pp. Index. Frontis. Photographs. Facsimiles. Dark blue cloth with title in gilt on the spine. Covers and spine decorated with gilt devices, page edges deckled. First edition. Fine copy (no dust jacket issued). George Washington Armstrong was born on January 26, 1866, in Jasper County, Texas. At one time or another, he was an attorney, oilman, industrialist, farmer, and rancher. His memoirs have chapters devoted to these various stages of his career. Among his accomplishments he was a two term Tarrant County judge, active in the Texas Democratic party and was one of the first to advocate cooperation between Dallas and Fort Worth. Armstrong discusses, in some detail, his challenges as a businessman in the Great Depression. He also includes material on his personal life and philosophy. A sumptuous volume, it was doubtless done in a small edition for family and friends.