From the Texas Cotton Fields to the United States Tax Court: The Life Journey of Juan F. Vasquez

From the Texas Cotton Fields to the United States Tax Court: The Life Journey of Juan F. Vasquez

by Mary Theresa Vasquez, Anthony Head

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Overview

The story of the life of the first Hispanic American appointed to serve on the United States Tax Court. An educational and inspirational story of a professional career, the book is accessible to lawyers and laypersons of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641058216
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 01/07/2021
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Mary Theresa Vasquez is the author of Mi Mamacita Tiene Alzheimer's and is the wife of Juan F. Vasquez. She resides in Washington, DC.Anthony Head is a professional author of numerous books, including Spirit: The Life and Art. He resides in San Marcos, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Connecting the Stories vii

Note on Authorship xi

Note on the Manuscript xiii

Chapter 1 Early Movements 1

Chapter 2 Getting to Know Ones Mother 7

Chapter 3 The Cotton-Picking Days of Summer 11

Chapter 4 Early Education, Witness to History 21

Chapter 5 When Juan Met Terry 29

Chapter 6 The Long Road Home 37

Chapter 7 Private Practice, an Introduction to the Arts, and When the "Big One" Hit 51

Chapter 8 The Judgeship Journey 59

Chapter 9 Riding Circuit 71

Chapter 10 Legacy 83

Afterword: Reflections on Picking Cotton 93

Special Acknowledgment 97

Acknowledgments 99

Endnotes 103

Sources 111

Appendixes 115

In Memoriam 135

Discussion Guide 137

Photographs 139

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